Australia's first community energy storage trial at Alkimos in 2016
This is a truly ground-breaking four-year community-scale energy storage trial launched in the Alkimos Beach community, designed to prove what’s possible in wide-scale solar battery sharing and storage.
PowerBank was an energy storage pilot we delivered with Western Power to explore alternative energy sources for WA's energy supply and storage solutions which could help the stability of the electricity network. We ran this pilot in three phases across 12 metropolitan and regional locations. More than 350 of our Synergy customers with existing solar PV systems participated in the PowerBank pilot to trial battery storage technology to virtually# store excess electricity generated from their solar panels.^
^ By virtual we mean there is no physical battery connected to the premises storing electricity generated. Individual customers are allocated virtual storage capacity in the battery.