EDL owns and operates the Coober Pedy Hybrid Renewable Power Station, which provides electricity to the iconic, remote mining town of Coober Pedy in South Australia.
At a glance
Coober Pedy Hybrid Renewable Power Station
Start of operation:
Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
Generating capacity:9.3 MW
Generating capacity (wind):
Generating capacity (solar):
Abated and avoided emissions:
5,900 tonnes CO2–e p.a.
Equivalent cars off the road:
Equivalent homes powered:
About the power station
Supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the Coober Pedy Hybrid Renewable Power Station combines 4MW wind generation, 1MW solar generation, a 1MW/500kWhr battery and other integration technologies with the diesel power station as a backup.
This multi award-winning power station has delivered lower cost and more stable electricity for the community at world-leading renewable energy penetration rates. To date, the longest continuous period the project has operated on 100% renewables was 97 hours in December 2019.
This power station has set a global benchmark for renewables in MW scale isolated grids.
The live dashboard below shows the renewable energy inputs into the hybrid renewable power station. In the green box, the top dial shows the real-time renewable energy penetration level, and bottom dial shows the average renewable energy penetration level over a 24 hour period.