Chile – 1MWh with H2 Microgrid in the Atacama Desert

Stage:
FAT completed, commissioning planned

Country:
Chile

Customer:
Enel

Microgrid features

PV:
125kWp

Storage:
0.2MW/1.1MWh Hydrogen + Li-ion titanate

DG:
diesel free (backup only)

Power Conversion System:
0.3MW Full Virtual Inertia DROOP Control Technology Full DC BUS System

Master Controller:
Pool Algorithms & Black Start Function

Connected Users:
600 people

Reduction:
23 tons/year

Diesel reduction:
90%/year

For the first time, this Hybrid Power Plant will combine renewables with the complete set of innovative technologies developed by the EPS Group. The project aims to implement a microgrid in Chile that will bring electricity to more than 300 technicians constructing a power plant in the Atacama Desert (4000m above sea level).

The entire system has been engineered in a containerised, plug & play solution that provides stable power on demand with the same level reliability of the national electrical grid, using intermittent, renewable power sources coupled with storage.

First hybrid mini-grid with hydrogen and Li-ion storage technology. Cheap electricity to remote communities, operating in islanded mode 24/7. Complete replacement of the existing fossil fuel-based generator.