Western Australia Plans 1,000 New Microgrids Combining Solar+Storage+Hydrogen
- Mar 3, 2021 11:30 pm GMTMar 4, 2021 5:04 pm GMT
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The Labor government in Western Australia expects to save hundreds of millions of dollars with a A$259-million, five-year green manufacturing plan that will see 1,000 new microgrids, combining solar, batteries, and hydrogen electrolyzers, installed across the state.
The microgrids, known as standalone power systems (SAPS), are “an increasingly popular solution to remote and regional power supply that is already somewhat of a specialty of Western Australia’s government-owned network companies,” reports One Step Off the Grid editor Sophie Vorrath, in a post for Microgrid Knowledge. The plan also includes $10 million for local wind turbine manufacturing.