EMC delivers battery tech to NZ partner

10/06/2016 - 11:56

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Perth-based Energy Made Clean has completed its first major project under its alliance with New Zealand power utility Infratec, with the installation of a battery energy storage system (BESS).

EMC delivers battery tech to NZ partner
Energy Made Clean's battery energy storage system unit.

Perth-based Energy Made Clean has completed its first major project under its alliance with New Zealand power utility Infratec, with the installation of a battery energy storage system (BESS).

EMC announced today it had delivered New Zealand’s first grid-connected commercial BESS, which is suitable for both network and consumer purposes, to NZ energy company Alpine Energy’s facilties in Timaru Washdyke.

“The project is part of a trial to prove the financial and technical viability of distributed battery storage for grid support,” EMC said in a statement.

“The overall objective of the trial is to improve power quality in NZ and to reduce the need to upgrade the grid infrastructure to accommodate the connection of new customers in remote or fringe of grid areas.”

EMC chief executive John Davidson said the company was excited to see its technology deployed internationally for the first time.

“This is a great step for EMC and we look forward to working with Infratec to further develop opportunities within NZ,” Mr Davidson said.

Earlier this year EMC and Infratec entered into an alliance, with the two companies to share resources and skills to improve the NZ energy sector.

Infratec general manager Luke van Zeller previously worked with Mr Davidson and his team while serving in his former role as general manager of the Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation.

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