05/10/2022

Power Factors Commissions SCADA and PPC in Three Utility-Scale Solar Plants in Queensland, Australia

With a combined capacity of 810 MW, these plants will produce 1.8 GWh of electricity annually, sufficient to power 350,000 homes.

Power Factors Commissions SCADA and PPC in Three Utility-Scale Solar Plants in Queensland, Australia

by Power Factors

Power Factors is in the final stages of commissioning the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and central monitoring system (CMS) across three large utility-scale solar plants in Queensland, Australia, including the largest solar farm in the region at 480 MWp.

With a combined capacity of 810 MW, these plants will produce 1.8 GWh of electricity annually, sufficient to power 350,000 homes.

Some of the assets are planned to be complemented by battery energy storage systems (BESS) (up to 200 MWh) for maximum utilization of the flexible market prices. Power Factors’ leading position in the BESS ecosystem will help the assets’ seamless hybridization in the future and guarantee maximum value in the transforming and dynamic energy market.

Already connected to the grid, the three plants are in different stages of completion and grid integration testing (holding points). The remote terminal unit (RTU) and dispatcher interface them to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and Powerlink (grid operator) by decoding the real-time dispatch instructions from these entities and providing real-time feedback.

Additionally, leveraging its significant accumulated experience in solar projects in Australia, Power Factors offers the EPC and the owner unparalleled insights into the complex commissioning stages with the SCADA.

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