Port Gregory Wind and Solar Farm
Location: Port Gregory, WA
Output: 3.5 MW (wind and solar) + battery storage
Commissioning: Mid 2019
AER is currently developing a 3.5MW wind and solar farm at Port Gregory in Western Australia.
The project will include a 2 – 2.5MW wind farm using Enercon wind turbines, and up to a 1MW solar farm.
GMA Garnet’s operation in Port Gregory will be the project’s key offtaker with excess generation being exported into the local electricity network.
AER will use this exported energy to increase the percentage of renewable energy in its wholesale energy mix.
The project incorporates battery storage which will provide smoothing of the wind and solar farm’s output, uninterrupted power to GMA’s Port Gregory operations, and will also be designed to offer on-demand support to the local electricity network in future.
The project is currently progressing through various approvals processes with commissioning expected mid 2019.