At a glance
Coober Pedy Renewable Hybrid Project
Start of operation:
Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
Generating capacity:9.3 MW
Generating capacity (wind):
Generating capacity (solar):
Abated and avoided emissions:
6000 tonnes CO2–e p.a.
Equivalent cars off the road:
Equivalent homes powered:
About the project
Supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the Coober Pedy Renewable Hybrid Project combines 4MW wind generation, 1MW solar generation, a 1MW/500kWhr battery and other integration technologies with the diesel power station as a backup.
This hybrid project has delivered lower cost and more stable electricity for this community at world-leading renewable energy penetration rates. To the end of December 2018, the longest continuous period the project has operated on 100% renewables is 81 hours.
This project has set a global benchmark for renewables in MW scale isolated grids.