From excess energy comes fresh drinking water
Due to strong winds and hot days on the island often ends up with an excess of renewable energy. We don’t want these precious resources to go to waste, so we partnered with Hydro Tasmania, ComAp, and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to create the Rottnest Island Water and Renewable Energy Nexus.
The Nexus takes the excess energy from the wind turbine or solar farm and directs it to the desalination plant to produce more clean water. The fresh drinking water can then be stored here in underground tanks, ready to be used as soon as needed.