FRV Australia´s first hybrid PV-Battery Storage project is operative

  • Located in Queensland, the Dalby project is one of Australia´s first hybrid PV and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) projects in operation.
  • The project is a PV installation with an output of 2.45 MWdc and a BESS with a capacity of 2.54 MW/5MWh, co-located and connected to the same national grid connection point.
  • It supplies more than 1,680 households and avoids 3,553 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.


Sydney, NSW, Australia, July 4th  2024


Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) Australia, a leading developer of sustainable energy solutions, and part of Jameel Energy and the Canadian infrastructure fund OMERS, has announced its first hybrid project in Dalby, a town in Queensland, Australia. This facility consists of a 2.45 MWdc solar photovoltaic (PV) and 2.54 MW/5MWh battery energy storage system (BESS).

Occupying a total area of 30 hectares, the Dalby project is one of the first developments in the country to combine photovoltaic power generation with a battery system sharing the same point of connection to the national grid. This is significant, because the combination of solar PV and battery storage helps improve energy efficiency and grid resilience, while allowing for significant reductions in CO2 emissions.

Dalby will generate enough electricity to supply more than 1,680 households, contributing to cutting and avoiding 3,553 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) Contractor for the Project was Gransolar.


Dalby is a small but strategic project for us. It is in line with the pioneering spirit of FRV Australia, being always at the forefront of the energy transition and technology to create a better future for all of us.
Carlo Frigerio
FRV Australia CEO


Dalby’s connection into the grid is another great milestone for FRV Australia. As our first Australian hybrid project, we look forward to leveraging the learnings to continue to grow our Australian portfolio and continue to support the transition of the Australian energy system.
Christopher Curtain
OMERS Infrastructure Senior Managing Director for Asia-Pacific