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Euston Club Energy Park Microgrid

Euston Club Energy Park Solar Microgrid

Euston Club Resort was facing a number of issues regarding the supply, cost and procurement of their electricity. The Club’s management was seeking a comprehensive solution to the following challenges: 

  • high and ever increasing electricity charges
  • high cost of delivery to its fringe of grid location
  • uncertain supply – network outage issues
  • positive environmental impact

The Solution

A feasibility study was conducted by Vellocet for Euston Club Resort to determine the most appropriate solution to their challenges. Findings of the study were presented to the club’s management, proposing a microgrid as the appropriate solution, which was accepted. The microgrid for Euston Club Resort is comprised of: 

  • Solar Farm: 1044 ground mounted solar PV panels (381.1KW) and 4 inverters
  • Carport Solar: 69 roof mounted solar PV panels (25.2KW) and 1 inverter 
  • 300KW PowerCore Battery Inverter System
  • 1253kWh Battery System
  • Two 22KW EVSE Electric Vehicle chargers installed in 2 designated car parking bays, under the shelter of the microgrid carport
  • 4 Siemens S7 SICAM Microgrid Controllers that manage solar generation, battery storage, grid supply, diesel generation and supply to the club
  • New site main switchboard to consolidate all club loads.

The Results

The microgrid that Vellocet developed for Euston Club Resort is a first for the NSW Clubs industry. The system runs reliably in automatic mode – charging the battery in the off peak tariff period overnight – using the battery and solar to supply 100% of the load from 7am to 10pm – and providing 24/7 seamless backup during grid outages.

Euston Club Resort Management are excited about this achievement and is enjoying a more reliable, economical and clean energy supply.