Planet Ark Power and Schneider Electric partnered to make a submission to the SA Government’s Renewable Technology Fund which is calling for next generation renewables and storage solutions.
SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis commented:
“The applicants include some of the leading global companies operating at the forefront of these emerging technologies. We also received very exciting proposals from local businesses, demonstrating the incredible capability of the entrepreneurs we have in this State.”
Both Planet Ark Power and Schneider Electric have significant SA presence with Schneider manufacturing at the former Clipsal site in Gepps Cross and Planet Ark Power SA office based in Tonsley Park at the former Mitsubishi manufacturing site.
Schneider Electric & Planet Ark Power in their submission identified an opportunity to develop a series of network-supporting microgrids in South Australia. A pilot project on a large supermarket distribution centre was proposed as a site to develop a grid-connected microgrid with battery storage, demand management, new network integration technology and solar power. The combination of solar, storage and microgrid control will bring lower energy costs for SA businesses and support the state in driving a decentralised, renewable, resilient grid.