Euston Club Microgrid
Nixon Street, Euston NSW
Euston Club Energy Park Microgrid
Euston Club was facing a number of issues regarding the supply, cost and procurement of their electricity. Management was seeking a comprehensive solution to the following problems
• high and ever increasing electricity charges
• high cost of delivery to its fringe of grid location
• uncertain supply - network outage issues
• positive environmental impact
VCE conducted a feasibility study for Euston Club to determine the most appropriate solution to their problems. Findings of the study were presented in a report to Management, proposing a microgrid as the appropriate solution, which was accepted.
VCE's microgrid for Euston Club is comprised of
• Solar Farm: 1044 ground mounted solar PV panels (381.1KW) and four inverters
• Carport Solar: 69 roof mounted solar PV panels (25.2KW) and one inverter
• 300KW PowerCore Battery Inverter System
• 1253kWh Battery System
• Two 22KW EVSE Electric Vehicle chargers installed in two designated car parking bays, under the shelter of the microgrid carport
• Four 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 microgrid that VCE developed for Euston Club is a first for the NSW Clubs industry. As part of VCE's Clean Energy for Clubs Programme, it is a breakthrough in the development and implementation of smart technologies.
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 Management is excited about this achievement and is enjoying a more reliable, economical and clean energy supply.
Watch time lapse footage of the construction of the Solar Farm
Watch time lapse footage of the construction of the BESS and Microgrid Enclosure
Watch drone's eye view of Euston Club Energy Park, highlighting VCE's solar microgrid