Energy Resilience and Reliability Project – Tumbarumba

Sep 12, 2022 | Community, Projects

Indigo Power and the Tumbarumba Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to deliver renewable energy generation and storage capability to increase energy resilience across the NSW Upper Murray.

The 18 month long plan is to install solar (PV) systems, battery energy storage systems and back-up generators on public and private buildings situated in the Upper Murray region of New South Wales, specifically, in and around Tumbarumba.

This is to secure, a reliable electricity supply to critical infrastructures like emergency response offices, evacuation centres, ATMs, and fuel stations to have access to energy, even if the grid goes down throughout the region. This project will include up to 25 sites.

The Project addresses the vulnerability and variability of the Tumbarumba electricity supply. The need for this work was highlighted by the 2019-20 bushfires where power outages disrupted emergency response efforts.

It will build the resilience of each local community to enable future reliance on locally generated renewable energy with protection against power outages and brownouts, reducing operating costs, stabilising the power grid and improving energy efficiency.

The type of works may include but is not limited to:

  • Solar PV systems.
  • Battery energy storage systems (BESS) to store power for use outside of power generation hours.
  • Back-up diesel generators
  • Switchboard upgrades and minor electrical repairs to make the site compliant and safe.
  • Future microgrid functionality via the Mondo Ubi system

Dena Schulz

Dena Schulz

As Project Manager, Dena leads the transition to clean energy through renewable energy projects in our community.
With more than 20 years of experience as an electrician, he has a solid foundation in a wide range of electrical installations and maintenance including the industrial, commercial and domestic electrical fields.

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