More microgrids reach Australia


Construction near a naval base in West Australia kicked off in August 2017 (Credit: Carnegie)

Perth-based Hybrid Systems and BayWa r.e. have reaped the lion’s share of the first round of a programme to roll out 'standalone power systems' (SPS) across Western Australia.

Government officials hailed this week the signing of AUS$8.8 million (US$) worth of contracts for 57 SPS units to be deployed across the state, as part of a scheme run by state-owned utility Western Power.

“The McGowan Government is committed to supporting [Western Australian] companies involved in the renewable and battery technologies sector,” said Bill Johnston, the state’s