Energy Networks Australia has announced TasNetworks CONSORT Bruny Island battery trial as the winner of the 2018 Energy Networks Industry Innovation Award.
Presented by the Federal Energy Minister, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, the award recognises leadership in design, development and application of a ground-breaking Australian energy initiative.
The CONSORT project, led by the Australian National University (ANU), helped 34 customers install solar generation and a battery on their homes in an effort to reduce reliance on expensive diesel generators during peak periods.
These batteries also help in alleviating congestion on Bruny Island's undersea power supply cable, stabilise network voltages, and help households make optimal use of their own solar generated power.
The trial was led by ANU Professor Sylvie Thiebaux and a team including Dr Paul Scott, Dr Hassan Hijazi, Dr Dan Gordon, and Mr Mark Burgess.
Funded by ARENA, the project is a collaboration between TasNetworks, the Australian National University, University of Sydney, University of Tasmania, and Canberra-based startup Reposit Power.
Congratulations to TasNetworks and the entire CONSORT team.
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