- – 1414 Degrees’ GAS-TESS is operating as an embedded generator on the National Electricity Market (NEM)
- – Electrical energy can now be exported and sold to SA Water
- – Heat energy continues to be supplied to SA Water site
SA Power Networks (SAPN) has officially recognised the 1414 Degrees GAS-TESS as an embedded generator, allowing it to connect into the distribution grid supplying SA Water’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant. The electricity will be sold to power the site until SA Water obtains an export licence.
The GAS-TESS has been returning heat energy in the form of hot water to the Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant since 25 May. The pilot project has also been exporting electricity to the site for test purposes, allowing our team to refine operational processes and procedures in the lead up to approval of the SAPN connection.
Financial settlements under the commercial arrangement with SA Water will commence once SA Water has commissioned metering equipment measuring the gas supplied to heat the GAS-TESS. This will initiate first revenues for the 1414 Degrees storage solution.
Approval as an embedded generator on the NEM is important for 1414 Degrees’ plan to connect its electrically charged TESS-IND to the NEM, storing and regenerating renewable electricity on the network in preparation for earning revenue from grid scale operation.