Following strong support from shareholders in the recent oversubscribed SPP, 1414 Degrees has accelerated development of its Aurora Solar Energy Project at Port Augusta. Project managers and engineering firms are proceeding with design of the substation and advancing the transmission connection agreement. Key equipment suppliers have been selected for the major components comprising PV, batteries, inverters and power management system.

The size of the first stage of the hybrid plant will consist of 70MW of PV with a 70MW/70MWh battery system (BESS). The BESS can charge off the grid or from the PV, and both can participate in grid stability markets. Financial modelling is well underway to determine the most advantageous business case for interoperation of the PV and BESS, followed by 1414 Degrees TESS.