Magellan Power delivers standalone power systems to WA
Magellan Power was awarded a contract in March to deliver 10 kVA, 25 kWh standalone power systems for the majority of 57 sites across Western Australia’s south-west as part of a state-funded $8.8 million upgrade.
The power systems comprise bidirectional inverters, lithium battery modules and microgrid controllers, each of which has been Australian designed and made by local engineers and assemblers.
Each system will be powered by a renewable energy supply such as solar panels and supported by a backup generator.
The equipment will be deployed to various remote sites in the region such as homes and agricultural businesses.
Magellan Power Managing Director Masoud Abshar said securing the contract allowed the company to expand its workforce, which will allow the company to continue to develop local equipment to solve local problems.
“We set out to produce standalone power systems that could be made here in WA in a way that was modular, easy to operate and reliable for the harsh Australian environment,” he said.
“After 28 years of working in this industry, I can tell you the reliability of the equipment is absolutely essential because it is deployed into areas which are extremely hot and remote, and you don’t want to be sending people there to fix it all the time.”
Abshar praised WA Minister for Energy Bill Johnston for sourcing equipment for the upgrade from within the state.
“Minister Johnston always had the vision of making the WA electricity network flexible and durable, and with working with local suppliers on distributed energy to make that happen,” he said.
“In WA we have all of the necessary conditions for leadership in this standalone power market. We have the environment, governance, knowledge and experience all here in our state which can help us become world leading in this exciting new field.”
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