In February 2016 EMC delivered Western Australia’s first utility scale grid-connected battery energy storage system (0.5 MVA / 1.1 MWh), as part of a Community Battery Trial. The 1.1 MWh battery provides storage for 150 homes in the new development, offering homeowners energy storage for excess power generated from their solar PV. The project is owned by local power retailer Synergy and storage is offered under a Battery Tariff (Peak Demand Saver Plan).

The four-year $6.7 million (AUS) trial, is being partly funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA); and is in collaboration with development partners Lendlease and LandCorp.

Lithium-ion Battery