15.03.2021 / Press, Company, Hybrid, Commercial & Industrial, APAC, Utility Scale 2

juwi to construct solar park for Pacific Energy (KPS) at Iluka’s Jacinth Ambrosia Project

The project will integrate 3.4MW of solar generation into the existing 12 MW Diesel Power Station.

Juwi Renewable Energy Pty Ltd, the Brisbane based subsidiary of German renewable energy specialist juwi AG, signed an agreement with Pacific Energy (KPS)  to construct a medium penetration solar/diesel hybrid power solution for the Jacinth Ambrosia Project (JAP) in South Australia. KPS will own and operate the JAP hybrid project, which after completion is expected to deliver almost 21 percent of the mine site’s annual electricity needs. It is scheduled to be operational later this year. 

Dave Manning, Global Head of Hybrid at juwi said “Hybrid power solutions offer the potential to significantly reduce the amount of fossil fuel power generation at Iluka’s operations” juwi looks forward to working with KPS to deliver sustainable energy for the minesite, and further reduce Ilukas carbon footprint.

Another clear focus of juwi’s business activities in Australia, besides providing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) as well as Operations and Maintenance services and the development of greenfield solar and wind power plants, is the construction of hybrid power plants for off-grid industries, for example mines. In such projects solar power plants are complemented with storage units. These units can then be intelligently integrated into the existing isolated network by using a juwi-developed software called “juwi Hybrid IQ“. “We have proven what renewable energy solutions can achieve through our worldwide renowned project DeGrussa. We continue to build upon this accomplishment”, says Stephan Hansen, responsible juwi board member for international business. “The strong point in our business strategy is that we can provide a comprehensive service portfolio regarding project development, EPC and O&M services to our customers through our integrated business model.” 

juwi has already achieved remarkable success in selected markets. Currently, the construction of solar park Kozani (Greece) is in the project pipeline. With a capacity of 204 megawatts, it will become the largest solar park in southeast Europe. In the coming years, juwi will construct a solar portfolio amounting to a capacity of 500 megawatts in the US for a regional energy supplier from Colorado. Since the founding of the company in 1996, juwi has, in sum, planned and developed close to 2,000 solar power plants of various sizes with an overall capacity of more than 2,700 megawatts in more than 25 countries.

The JAP project in Australia will be the sixth hybrid project carried out by juwi.

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