Australian Made Energy Storage Innovation Arrives at TransGrid NSW

Australian Made Energy Storage Innovation Arrives at TransGrid NSW

The latest state of the art Magellan Australian made Energy Storage System has been delivered to site in Western Sydney, NSW.

The demand management system was built for TransGrid, the owner and operator of one of the largest high-voltage transmission networks in Australia.

The system will be used for the utility’s i-Demand Project. The project, which is in place at TransGrid’s Western Sydney (Eastern Creek) site, also includes 99 kW of solar panels and high-efficiency LED lighting.

The Magellan Grid Power Support System utilises 400 kWh lithium polymer batteries supplied by Kokam of South Korea. The advanced bi-directional inverter uses rugged IGBT power circuitry with the latest microprocessor hardware and software.

The long cycle life of the Kokam  Nickel Manganese Cobalt batteries combined with the high reliability and rugged design of Magellan inverters make this energy storage equipment a perfect choice for many applications including frequency and voltage regulation, peak load management, remote area power systems, solar smoothing, diesel reduction and many other applications.

This is one of many large containerized Energy Storage Systems, which Magellan has manufactured for Australian utilities.

Managing Director Masoud Abshar says “our vision and belief in Australian engineering, innovation and our hard work over the past 5 years in the field of grid support energy storage is bearing fruit and has placed us at the forefront of the Energy Storage revolution."

The company, based in Bibra Lake WA, also makes residential and commercial versions, which can be used in homes and businesses.

Magellan thanks TransGrid for putting their trust in Australian innovation, and acknowledges the role played by Zest Energy (www.zestenergy.com) in assisting the company in the selection of batteries. Zest worked closely with Magellan Power, Kokam the battery supplier and the customer (TransGrid), throughout the process.

The Magellan Energy Storage System is Australian made and designed to store large amount of electrical energy into batteries and to support the connected grid by providing peak demand and power quality service such as reactive power compensation.

The equipment is designed for compliance with AS4777 and uses a high reliability four quadrant 3- phase bidirectional inverter to store energy from the grid, or from a renewable energy source, into highly efficient and reliable Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (LiMnNiCoO2) batteries supplied by Kokam.

Kokam is a global market leader in advanced Lithium Battery technology and their Superior Lithium Polymer Battery (SLPB) high energy cells features outstanding energy densities (200Wh/kg) and longevity with deep discharge (80% DOD).

Long cycle life and high reliability of the Kokam Nickel Manganese Cobalt cells combined with high reliability and rugged design of Magellan inverters make this energy storage equipment a perfect choice for many applications including frequency and voltage regulation, peak load management, remote area power systems, solar smoothing diesel reduction and many other applications.

  • Product Features:
  • 30 - Year service life.
  • Kokam Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt batteries
  • 8,000 cycle life (at 80% Depth of Discharge to 60% of original capacity)
  • Four Quadrant IGBT based Bidirectional inverter.
  • Programmable current.
  • Control for grid-interactive mode.
  • DSP and Microprocessor controller.
  • Advanced communication options: Modbus RTU (USB/ RS485), Modbus TCP (Ethernet), DNP3 (Ethernet), inbuilt Website (Ethernet).
  • Advanced Battery Management System.
  • Applications: Peak shaving, renewable energy systems, solar smoothing, smart grid, demand management.
  • Three phase 100 kVA output.
  • Customised/programmable functions to the client specification.
  • Galvanic battery and output isolation.
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