1414 Degrees is pleased to report SA Water have advised the verification testing and witnessing by SA Power Networks (SAPN) of SA Water’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant (Glenelg WWTP) as a generator has been successfully completed. The GAS-TESS operated successfully throughout this testing to provide SA Water and SAPN with all data required.

Three approvals are required before SA Water can participate as a generator in the National Electricity Market (NEM) from this site. SAPN’s Network Connection Agreement and ESCOSA’s Generating Licence have been completed, and a third, from the Office of the Technical Regulator, is in progress.

The Glenelg WWTP operators are now engaged in a 4-week process to test and refine functionality of the solar PV, reciprocating gas engines and GAS-TESS as an integrated generation site.

1414 Degrees has now received Development Approval from the West Torrens Council for the GAS-TESS. Previously the device operated as a pilot under SA Water permits.

As previously reported, although the GAS-TESS is operating well its performance is restricted by current technical limitations. 1414 Degrees’ GAS-TESS team has been evaluating potential upgrades and operational scenarios to determine the most favourable financial returns. Promisingly, operating a variable biogas production facility with a combination of GAS-TESS and reciprocating gas engines, to form a hybrid power plant, is projected to maximise the economic return on investment in generating technology by increasing overall efficiency.