Ausgrid switches on new community battery in Warriewood

Local MPs and officials standing in front of Ausgrid's Warriewood battery
Warriewood battery

Ausgrid is enabling more Northern Beaches homeowners to install solar on their rooftops with the installation of Ausgrid’s fourth community battery, located in Warriewood, under the Federal Government’s Community Batteries for Household Solar Program.

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The Warriewood battery will continue supporting the electrification of local homes while enabling more to participate in the clean energy transition, by soaking up excess solar energy during the day and feeding it back into the grid at peak times.

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen said it would play an important role in helping households access cleaner, cheaper energy and increasing grid resilience.

“It’s incredibly exciting to deliver a community battery for Warriewood today, our Reliable Renewables plan is bringing cleaner, cheaper reliable renewable energy to communities across the country,” Minister Bowen said.

At the unveiling of the community battery, Dr Sophie Scamps MP, Member for Mackellar, said, “It’s a win for the environment and a win for households battling cost of living increases.

“It means more solar panels and electric car chargers can be connected to the network without stressing the existing infrastructure. It also means a stronger grid and fewer solar exports, and less investment in poles and wires because the solar power that is produced is used right here, in Warriewood.”

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Community batteries support local power supply quality and voltage by harnessing and storing excess solar from homes while allowing residents to more effectively use their own solar systems.

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