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SA Premier's Awards: Energy and Mining 2022 Awards nominees Planet Ark Power and Epic Energy
SA Premier's Awards: Energy and Mining 2022 Awards nominees Planet Ark Power and Epic Energy
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Planet Ark Power and Epic Energy win the Premier’s Awards Energy and Mining: Innovation and Collaboration, Energy Sector 2022

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The Premier’s Awards recognises companies, organisations and individual achievements in the South Australian Energy and Mining sectors.

Now in its 11th year, the Premier’s Awards in Energy and Mining showcase innovative approaches and technology, applaud leading practices and acknowledge the delivery of exceptional leadership in South Australia, along with recognising the employment and business opportunities and the positive economic, social and environmental contribution the industry makes to South Australia.

The Innovation and Collaboration category recognises excellence in innovation and collaboration, showing vision, opportunity and transformational change.

Planet Ark Power and Epic Energy won the award for their work on the IKEA eleXsys Microgrid.

The IKEA eleXsys Microgrid is a $6.6m project delivering a 1.2 MW rooftop solar system connected to a 3 MW / 3.2 MWh battery and controlled by the eleXsys Energy Management System. The project is a partnership between Planet Ark Power, IKEA and Epic Energy, with support from SA Power Networks and the South Australian government.

The microgrid creates a new model for grid connected renewable energy system supplying clean energy to IKEA, enabling energy trading with the National Energy Market and providing security and stability services for the electricity grid.

Planet Ark Power’s unique, Australian designed, eleXsys technology platform provides a cost-effective solution to the curtailment of distributed energy resources, enabling installation of optimised rooftop solar across commercial and industrial buildings. Combined with batteries in a microgrid, to provide FCAS, Arbitrage and Grid services, this plays a key role in providing stability to the grid enabling the transition towards a 100% renewable grid.

SA Premier's Awards: Energy and Mining 2022 Awards nominees Planet Ark Power and Epic Energy

About Planet Ark Power – eleXsys

Invented in Australia, eleXsys is an internationally award-winning, proprietary solution to the challenge of voltage volatility created by increasing distributed energy resources competing to dispatch energy into energy grids. The ever-increasing popularity of solar PV, wind and other clean energy distributed resources will continue to create challenges for network operators both around Australia and internationally to provide ongoing safe and stable energy to consumers. Planet Ark Power’s eleXsys represents an important contribution to the stability solutions sought by network operators and their consumers, without the need for expensive network infrastructure upgrades. Applied across commercial and industrial environments, eleXsys enables building owners to maximise their returns on investment from battery storage and solar installations.

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