Run as a joint project by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Essential Energy, Reposit Power, solar inverter supplier Fronius and the University of Technology Sydney, the trial will assess the potential for customer-owned battery storage systems to better manage electricity network demand.

If successful, this technology may reduce the need for future network augmentation and, as a result, help Essential Energy maintain downward pressure on electricity prices.

A final community forum aimed at providing an overview of project outcomes and an opportunity for participants to ask questions about the project is to be held at the Collombatti Community Hall on Monday 29 April 2019 at 5.30pm.

The Collombatti battery storage trial is planned to run over a two-year period, and conclude 30 April 2019.

Map showing area participating in the Collombatti battery storage trial

Project partners include:

Project partners for Collombatti battery trial