Policy, Projects, Renewables, Storage

Community battery launched in Warriewood

A new community battery is set to enhance a northern Sydney suburb’s access to reliable renewable energy thanks to the Federal Government.

The Warriewood battery is part of the Community Batteries for Household Solar program, which aims to empower communities by providing shared energy storage solutions.

Chris Bowen, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, said Australia has seen significant uptake of rooftop solar, but that comes with a catch.

“While one in three Australian households have already embraced rooftop solar and are accessing cleaner and cheaper energy, less than one in forty households have battery storage,” Bowen said in a press release.

Warriewood’s new 250 kilowatts/535 kilowatt-hour battery energy storage system, built by Ausgrid, will help bridge this gap, supporting energy security and grid reliability.

The Reliable Renewables plan aims to transform Australia’s energy system to 82 per cent renewable by 2030. This transformation is supported by gas, storage, and transmission improvements.

The rollout of 400 community batteries nationwide is a crucial part of this plan, enabling communities to store rooftop solar energy during the day and use it at night.

“It’s incredibly exciting to deliver a community battery for Warriewood. Our Reliable Renewables plan is bringing cleaner, cheaper reliable renewable energy to communities across the country,” Bowen said.

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