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Ausgrid Community Battery Trial


Ausgrid is proposing to trial the state’s first community batteries in three locations across our network area.

Since announcing our project in October 2019, we’ve been speaking with energy regulators, governments, customer advocates and other stakeholders to develop a trial that meets customer expectations. 

The first phase of our trial will aim to show how a community battery can deliver cost savings for solar customers, while addressing localised network needs at electricity distribution kiosks.

From more than 33,000 substations on our network, we’ve selected a handful of sites and have commenced discussions with City of Canterbury Bankstown and Northern Beaches Council in Sydney, and Lake Macquarie City Council in the Hunter Region.

We want to run our trial in areas where we have council and community support. We are carefully assessing community impacts and will keep you updated once our trial sites are finalised.

More information about the trial is available in the Community Battery FAQs.


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