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FRV Australia turns first solar-plus-storage project online


Developer and IPP Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) Australia has puts its first solar-plus-storage project in the country online.

The facility in Dalby, Queensland, comprises a 2.45MWdc solar PV plant and a co-located 2.54MW/5MWh battery energy storage system (BESS). The project will sit on around 30 hectares of land.

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Combining the two energy assets helps the site stabilise the national grid. Excess energy generated by the solar PV plant is captured and stored in the BESS for when demand spikes.

The project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work was carried out by Spanish company Gransolar.

Christopher Curtain, senior managing director for Asia-Pacific at OMERS Infrastructure, the Canadian infrastructure fund that owns a stake in FRV, said Dalby’s connection into the grid is “another great milestone for FRV Australia,” and the organisation will “leverage the learnings to continue to grow FRV’s Australian portfolio”.

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