Garden Island Microgrid (WA)

About the project

The Garden Island Microgrid is an integrated renewable microgrid project including a connection to Carnegie’s wave energy site directly offshore from the island. The 2MW of solar and associated battery system provides clean, reliable energy to Australia’s largest naval base.

  • Customer: Department of Defence
  • Project Partners: Department of Defence, Western Power and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
  • Location: Garden Island, offshore from Rockingham, 61km south of Perth, Western Australia


  1. 2MW (DC) solar PV farm
  2. 2MW battery storage and control systems
  3. Ready for future wave energy project
  4. Existing diesel generation and grid infrastructure
  5. Western Power providing grid and network expertise and support
  6. Solar/battery funding support from ARENA
  7. Approval to operate received from Western Power
  8. Power supply agreement signed with Department of Defence