The first project of its kind in Australia, ENGV together with Horizon Power, has committed to replacing the coastal city of Denham’s diesel generators – providing the citizens with green energy all year.
The demonstration plant will utilize solar and renewable hydrogen generation and storage to provide 526 megawatt hours (MWh) of dispatchable renewable electricity per year, the equivalent energy used to power 100 homes. The green energy is sourced from a wind farm and solar panels.
The green hydrogen solution will bring several benefits to the Denham community in addition to reducing carbon emissions. Several new jobs will be created during the construction phase of the solar farm, a knowledge bank that will put the community in the driver’s seat for Australia’s energy transition, while at the same time upgrading existing power generation facilities.
At PowerCell, we delivered a PS100 with DC/DC last summer. Since then, we have helped ENGV complete their installation and obtain the necessary permits to operate the system. We have also worked closely with the company working to implement the international standards for this new type of installation in Australia.
During the third quarter of 2022 PowerCell supported ENGV remotely with the commissioning of the fuel cell system to verify the functions of the system and integration at the customer site. In supporting ENGV step by step, we were then able to guide the commissioning and actual operation feeding electricity straight to Denham’s grid, once again remotely from Sweden.
And we will continue to support, in educating and training for continued operations and maintenance.