ITP Renewables was engaged in May-June 2019 to assess Expressions of Interest received by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) for upgrade of its remote area power systems (RAPS) across the state.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) operates twenty remote area power systems (RAPS) at its off-grid facilities across the state. These RAPS are used to provide electricity to ranger stations and tourist facilities, and operate across a range of climate zones (from tropical marine to inland desert). They are nearing their end of life, and need replacing to continue to provide a reliable supply of electricity. Some systems also need to be expanded or modified to account for sites where electricity usage is growing or sites that are only infrequently used.
QPWS launched a call for expressions of interest from companies to replace the existing RAPS, and as part of this process engaged ITP to provide assistance in evaluating the EOIs received. ITP also provided advice on technologies suitable for QPWS' RAPS, and design and operational considerations.