Peel

The Peel Microgrid is the first renewable industrial microgrid in Western Australia integrated across and servicing multiple green titled lots, and consists of 22kV embedded electricity distribution network, a connection to the South West Interconnected System grid and onsite renewable generation and battery storage assets.

Project Background

Peel Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of Zenith Energy, owns and operates the renewable electricity microgrid (Peel Microgrid). This supplies power to all customers at Nambeelup Kaadadjan, a large industrial and agri-business precinct located near Nambeelup, approximately 70km south of Perth and 7km north-west of the City of Mandurah, Western Australia.

The first stage of the 1,000 ha of Nambeelup Kaadadjan is being developed by Development WA’s Industrial Lands Authority and is a core element of the Western Australian State Government’s Transform Peel initiative.

Renewable Integration

The Peel Microgrid is the first renewable industrial microgrid in Western Australia integrated across and servicing multiple green titled lots, and consists of a 22kV embedded electricity distribution network, a connection to the South West Interconnected System grid and onsite renewable generation and battery storage assets.

Initially utilising a 1.2MW solar array and 2.5MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), the microgrid’s onsite generation is anticipated to grow towards 30MW solar and 58MWh BESS over approximately the next decade. The Peel Microgrid provides Nambeelup Kaadadjan’s tenants safe and reliable electricity at cost savings of up to 30 per cent on relevant regulated tariffs, whilst at the same time delivering a minimum 50% renewable energy content to all customers.

Project Updates

Project name
Peel
Location

Nambeelup, WA

Client
Nambeelup Kaadajan
Capacity
3.7 MW
Energy source
BESS, Solar PV