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The King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) provides a glimpse of what's achievable in renewable energy.

Real time energy dashboard

You're seeing in real time the dashboard for our King Island renewable energy solution. It is based on contributions from wind and solar and the enabling technologies that improve system security and reliability, such as battery, dynamic resister, flywheel and demand side management.

Why King Island?

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As a remote island community, King Island is not connected to a mainland electricity supply. Electricity on the island was generated entirely from diesel fuel, from the 6 megawatt (MW) power station; serving 12 gigawatt hours (GWh) of annual customer demand and peaking at 2.5 MW.  

The King Island Renewable Integration Project (KIREIP) was an initiative of Hydro Tasmania, with the assistance of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to develop a world-leading, hybrid off-grid power system to supply 65% of King Island’s energy needs using renewable energy. The system is capable of 100% renewable operation, the first megawatt class off-grid system with this capability in the world.  

King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project

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