How hard green electricity can be

Harder than just plugging generators into the grid

Uni Queensland has $496 000 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (total project $1.46m) to model connecting solar farms to the grid.   

New generators have to agree to complex performance standards, meeting which ARENA states, “can lead to significant delays and significant costs.”

So Uni Queensland and electrical engineer partner EPEC will build a model of a solar farm and the power system for testing.

The ambition is, “faster and lower risk commissioning will result in lower cost renewable energy projects and reduced barriers for hybrid projects.”