A safe, reliable and cost-effective electricity supply is available to homes and business in remote South Australian towns.
Energy Developments Limited (EDL) has built, owns and operates the Coober Pedy Renewable Hybrid Power Project, which combines 4MW wind, 1MW solar, a 1MW/500kWhr battery and other enabling and integration technologies to provide the town of Coober Pedy. The EDL system uses approximately 70% renewable energy. Learn more about the project.
Beverly Uranium Mine
Through the Renewable Technology Fund, RenewablesSA is helping fund SunSHIFT to deploy a modular and relocatable 1 MW solar PV block and 1 MW/0.5 MWh energy storage system at the Heathgate Resources’ Beverley Uranium Mine. Learn more about this project.
Remote Areas Energy Supplies (RAES) scheme
Electricity is supplied to around 2,400 customers in 13 remote towns through the RAES State/Independent scheme, and to around 1,000 customers in the remote Aboriginal communities of Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY), Yalata on Aboriginal Lands Trust (ALT) and Oak Valley on Maralinga Tjarutja (MT) through the RAES Aboriginal Communities (AC) scheme.
Stand-alone diesel and LPG generators supply electricity at most RAES sites. At Parachilna, however, the power stations include hybrid power generation using renewable generation options, for example solar, wind or batteries. Diesel generation is only used when renewable generation is not available or not supplying enough electricity to meet demand.
Other RAES sites are being evaluated for the cost-effectiveness of implementing renewable energy solutions such as solar or wind.