Abergeldie energy

Providing the complex infrastructure needed to build better communities

We apply our extensive experience and unique capabilities to large scale energy storage systems that enable the transition to 100% dependable renewable energy.

Abergeldie provides the complex infrastructure required to build better communities, and for our future generations there is nothing more important than developing a carbon neutral economy. Abergeldie Energy is adapting our world leading Abergeldie methods and innovations for that purpose.

 

Our Energy Storage Solutions

GRAVITY STORAGE

> 100MW – 100MWhrs

Designed to provide short term support and can deliver maximum power in a short time. 

0 - 90 Minutes

Abergeldie Hydraulic Pump (1)

HYDRAULIC STORAGE

> 100MW – 200MWhrs

Tailored to suit the specific needs and can be adapted for fast discharge over a short time or longer durations.

1 - 24 Hours

Abergeldie Pumped Hydro (1)

PUMPED HYDRO

>100MW / >1GWhrs

Our largest energy storage system, providing hundreds of megawatts over many hours to days.

1 - 10 Days

0 - 90 Minutes

Gravity Storage

Up to 100MW – 100MWhrs

Utilising Abergeldie’s expertise in constructing large blind bored shafts, a heavy mass is suspended in an enclosed shaft storing potential energy. When energy is needed to firm and stabilise electrical networks the mass is allowed to drop converting the potential energy of the suspended mass via a generator and delivering synchronised electrical energy to a network. When renewable energy is plentiful the mass is again lifted to its charge position ready for the next cycle.

Key Benefits
  • Fast discharge and recharging time
  • Ideal solution for fast support to network instability
  • No degradation in capacity / output over repeated charging / discharging cycles
Completed hole using Blind Boring Drill
Two people standing by a liner
1 - 24 Hours

Hydraulic Storage

up to 100MW – 200MWhrs

Utilising Abergeldie’s expertise in constructing blind bored shafts, a large piston and cylinder is constructed underground. From its charged position, potential energy of the piston at the top of the shaft forces water through a turbine which is connected to a generator supporting the electrical network when renewable energy cannot meet system requirements. The system is tailored to suit the specific needs and can be adapted for fast discharge over a short time or longer durations.

Key Benefits
  • Medium term support for networks and micro grids
  • Provides longer duration outputs, fits between gravity storage and pumped hydro
  • No degradation in capacity / output over repeated charging / discharging cycles
  • Provides similar advantages to pumped hydro however is site independent
1 - 10 Days

Pumped Hydro

Our largest energy storage system, providing hundreds of megawatts over many hours to days. This system uses the potential energy stored in a large reservoir at an elevated position. When energy is required water is released from the elevated storage via a turbine that produces electrical energy. When energy is plentiful, the process is reversed and water is returned to the upper storage ready for th next cycle.

Key Benefits
  • Long-term high-power support for networks and micro grids
  • Provides grid stability and inertia over hours to days
  • No degradation in capacity / output over repeated charging / discharging cycles
  • High cycle efficiency.
Blind Boring Drill after Drill
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Ardent Underground Hydrogen Storage

The Missing Link to a Green Hydrogen Future

Abergeldie and ITP Thermal established Ardent Underground Pty Ltd to provide economical and safe underground hydrogen gas storage tanks. Economical hydrogen storage is the missing link in the carbon neutral future promised by the green hydrogen transition. Ardent Underground uses the Abergeldie blind boring methods to provide the missing link. 

As major world economies transition to 100% renewable energy, Abergeldie provides essential storage options to buffer the intermittency of green energy systems.

These options span the breadth of the storage requirements responding to the growing need

FEATURED PROJECTS
Cars driving along Schofields Road
Schofields Road Upgrade
Eastern Suburbs Railway Track Renewal
Eastern Suburbs Railway Track Renewal
Fowlers-Road-to-Fairwater-Drive-Abergeldie-2
Fowlers Road To Fairwater Drive Link
Hornsby Maintenance Centre Exterior
Hornsby Maintenance Centre
Chalmers Street and Granville Substations
Chalmers Street and Granville Substations