The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is spreading the word about battery storage to businesses around the state.

In its handbook I am Your Battery Storage Guide the office sets out all the basics on stored electrical energy without pretending that the investment decision is an easy one to make.

“Our motivation is to shape the way technology is being procured, understood and used,” NSW Office of Environment and Heritage senior team leader energy efficient business David Malicki told EcoGeneration.

“This technology it’s a game-changer in the transition to a cleaner energy system because it is the bridge between energy efficiency and renewables.”

Battery storage technology will enable businesses to save on energy bill costs, the guide explains, and reach sustainability and renewable energy goals.

“Every battery installation is unique,” the guide states. “The templates and tools provided in this guide do not substitute for the advice of a qualified engineer or legal counsel.”

The office is hitting the NSW business community with a range of resources to get the message through about cutting energy use, including:

  • i am your battery storage guide: a business buying and usage handbook– to help businesses understand different battery storage systems and whether they are a good fit for their facilities.
  • Battery storage for business: the essentials – an overview of the technology including how battery storage systems work.
  • Battery storage for business: an investment decision tool – gives businesses a snapshot of installation requirements and the expected return on investment from installing a battery storage system.
  • A price estimate template – for businesses owners who wish to obtain quality quotes for the supply and installation of a battery storage system.
  • The battery storage for business training course – to help professionals confidently navigate through this new and exciting technology.

One business that worked with OEH on battery storage found that installing a system increased the use of renewable energy on site from 40% to 65%, it says in the guide.

The full range of battery intelligence released by the department can be found here.