Development & Investment

University of Adelaide Microgrid Renewable Energy Project

Development of an on-grid hybrid generator with integrated advanced microgrid and solar PV system.


TEC-C was responsible for the full spectrum of project development, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of an integrated advanced microgrid system with solar PV system, lithium-ion battery storage, vanadium redox flow battery storage and a whole new 11kV reticulation network.


Built at Roseworthy Campus, the development is expected to deliver 42% of its energy needs.


It is unusual for an EPC service provider to take on development responsibilities for a project; however, TEC-C’s previous experience with development projects enabled a complete turnkey solution, based on in-depth knowledge and a uniquely integrated skill set.


TEC-C worked closely with stakeholders throughout the project to ensure it met all requirements, aligning project development responsibilities with integrated EPC delivery of the project on-time.


This single point of responsibility gave the client confidence that TEC-C was accountable for meeting key milestones. Intimately familiar with the technical components, TEC-C accelerated turnaround times, minimising the lost time for both the Development Application and grid connection approvals.


Key features:

  • Preparation and submission, including the complete Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Development Application (DA) process – receiving local government approval
  • The grid connection process with South Australia Power Networks (SAPN), including all network modelling studies obtaining required approvals
  • Generation licence approval process with Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA)
  • At commissioning, this project is the largest battery energy storage system connected to a single National Meter Identifier (NMI) in the National Electricity Market (NEM)