At a glance
Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project
Leinster, Western Australia, Australia
Stage 1 in operation:
Stage 2 in operation:
Total installed capacity upon completion:
About the hybrid project
The Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project is Australia’s largest hybrid renewable energy microgrid and the first to utilise wind generation at a mine site.
EDL is delivering this ground-breaking project under a 10-year agreement with Gold Fields in two stages.
Stage 1 is a new off-grid 23MW power station incorporating 16MW gas and 3MW diesel generation and 4MW photovoltaic solar. The power station was completed in July 2019 and is currently delivering 19MW of electricity, with the solar farm due to come online in August 2019.
Construction of Stage 2 is underway and due for completion in 2020. This phase of the project is supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and includes five wind turbines that will generate 18MW, a 13MW/4MWh battery energy storage system and an advanced micro-grid control system.