Cobargo Microgrid Feasibility Study and Load Management Trial

Funded by the Australian Government, ITP is assisting the Cobargo community in its transition to increased energy resiliency.

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ITP has received a grant from the Australian Government's Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund for a microgrid feasibility study Cobargo, New South Wales. Working with local project partner Cobargo and District Energy Transition group (CaDET), this project will go a long way to providing much needed energy security to the community after it was devastated by bushfires in 2020. The Cobargo community has prioritised building a community-owned microgrid as a long-term power supply resilience measure. This project builds on ITP's previous work for NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, which contained community survey results and preliminary modelling for microgrid options. This microgrid feasibility study will establish costs, timelines and technology options, progress network and development approvals, prepare documentation for procurement and construction, and explore the current regulatory landscape for islanded microgrid operation. It will also study new customer load management technologies which could reduce the size and cost of the microgrid.

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