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Decentralised power to help avoid cost-intensive upgrade

Client: United Energy

Location: Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Sectors: Utilities

The Challenge

Meet peak power demand to overcome potential grid reliability

The holiday area of Mornington in Australia was struggling to cope with the power demands of peak holiday season. A limited transmission line was at the heart of the inability to cope with the power levels necessary, leaving United Energy looking for other options.

If no solution could be found, power outages and load shedding would impact tourism in the area, making longerlasting ramifications.

Aggreko were perfectly placed to help.

Project Facts

Contract to meet seasonal peaks 3years
Generators 11
Power capability of each generator 1500kVA

The Solution

Distributed, decentralised and reliable power to cope with demand

Our mobile, modular equipment, allied with the utility sector experience of our experts, made for the perfect combination. We worked together with our customer to ensure all concerns were covered.

That resulted in a comprehensive package that comprised 11 1500 kVA generators, which would provide ample power when peaks occurred.

The solution would deliver the precise level of energy necessary and harnessed a digital platform to specify exact demand response. This optimised the operation for the customer.

The Impact

Ample power to meet summer holiday season peaks

Families on holiday could enjoy themselves in the sun and our customer could relax in the knowledge that their power was being delivered reliably and accurately.

Our ability to install our equipment around the location rather than in one site meant a decentralised approach and the most important part?

We helped our customer swerve a CAPEX-intensive transmission line upgrade, allowing them to concentrate their efforts on core business.