- Published: 19 October 2017 19 October 2017
Developed by Windlab (Australia), with support from Vestas, the 60.2MW Kennedy Energy Park phase I is the world's first utility-scale, on-grid wind, solar and battery energy storage project. The project is located in Flinders Shire in central north Queensland, Australia. Kennedy Phase I will feature 43.2MW of Vestas' V136-3.6MW wind turbines, 15MW of solar and 2 MW/4 MWh Li Ion battery storage, all managed by a Vestas customised control system that will operate the hybrid power plant.
In order to support further hybrid projects in Australia, Windlab, with Vestas, will share the knowledge and experience from building and operating Kennedy Phase I through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Vestas will also provide a 15-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement, which includes a full-scope service package for the wind turbines as well as scheduled maintenance for the solar panels, battery storage and electrical systems. A consortium between Vestas and Quanta Services will deliver the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, which is expected to be in operation by the end of 2018. This project is planned to be the first phase of Windlab's larger 1,200 MW Kennedy Energy Park.