Client at a glance

Client
South Australian Produce Market
Location
Pooraka, Adelaide
System size
2.5MW
Project type
Energy Storage

The South Australian Produce Markets Limited (SAPML) appointed Autonomous Energy to design and construct an Australian first; an energy microgrid capable of supplying the site’s entire electricity demand as well as exporting power to the National Electricity Market (NEM) and ‘islanding’ the entire site in the event of a blackout or grid instability. This truly innovative energy generation and storage solution will provide sustainable, cost effective and reliable onsite generation for the SA Produce Markets, significantly reducing demand on the South Australian grid. Autonomous Energy is implementing intelligent controls that will also allow the system to contribute to the grid’s stability at short notice and at a rapid rate. The project is being completely managed by an onsite Autonomous Energy site manager, ensuring the system is of the highest quality installation with our industry leading safety practices.

Autonomous Energy solution          

  • 6,500 solar modules with 25 Tesla power packs to provide 2.5MW of generation and 4.255 MWh of storage.
  • Batteries can charge from the solar power, grid power or from the backup generator, supplying the site loads when the sun goes down or exporting to the grid when prices are high
  • 2.4MW diesel generator to provide complete back up to the solar power generation
  • At full capacity the system is capable of providing electricity to power 4,500 homes
  • Installation of the system carried out on a live site with minimal interruption to the site’s operations

What South Australian Produce Market says

It is anticipated that market stallholders will save up to $590,000 every year compared to the current retail offers available, ensuring that we continue to provide affordable fresh produce on a local and global platform.
 
Angelo Demasi, CEO, South Australian Produce Market

 

Client at a glance

Client
South Australian Produce Market
Location
Pooraka, Adelaide
System size
2.5MW
Project type
Energy Storage

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