Customers who live in a trial area for Ausgrid’s community batteries are invited to register their interest to take part in the two-year trial program. We also encourage customers who live near the trial areas to register their interest so that if we expand the current trial areas, we can invite them to participate at a later stage.
The first area for the trial program is Beacon Hill in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. After a customer has registered their interest, Ausgrid will assess their suitability to join the program.
Participating customers will be able to virtually store up to 10kWh of excess solar energy each day. This excess energy will be credited against their electricity use for that day.
The credit is calculated at the end of each day. The credits will be paid to the participant each quarter via bank transfer. Importantly there are no costs to participate and customers don’t need to change their electricity retailer.
Check the FAQs for further information on the trial and community batteries.