Enova is pioneering a community battery in Kurri Kurri, Newcastle designed to bring energy resilience to rural communities. It will encourage more rooftop solar uptake, by providing battery storage for the excess renewable energy generated.
It will also provide the basis for increased usage of midday solar via a peer-to-peer trading scheme between the 500 participants (with and without solar), and the battery. The battery will enable small to medium retailers, like Enova, to manage risk exposure by flattening their load profile. This is important as Enova’s customer base includes approximately 50% of rooftop solar customers.
- 2.00 pm – Introduction by Lachlan Blackhall, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, Australian National University
- 2.05 pm – Presentation by Felicity Stening, Enova Community Energy Ltd.
- 2.35 pm – Audience Q&A
- 2:50 pm – Close
About the speaker
Felicity Stening is at the helm of innovative social enterprise and energy retailer, Enova Community Energy. It was established to build self-sustaining and resilient communities through locally generated and shared renewable energy, helping communities’ transition to renewables without leaving anyone behind, keeping jobs and profits in local communities, and reducing carbon emissions. Enova helps communities develop their own renewable energy projects, including solar gardens and microgrids, and returns 50% of profits back to communities via renewable energy projects, through its not-for-profit arm, Enova Community.
A long-held drive to create a sustainable future for all, has been at the core of Felicity’s career path. She is passionate about delivering meaningful social and environmental impact. Felicity has over 25 years’ experience in sustainability, energy markets, emerging technology, innovation, renewables and carbon markets. Her former roles have included Head of Retail for Pooled Energy, Senior Product Manager for Australian Power & Gas, Business Development Manager for Low Energy Supplies & Services, and Program Manager at the NSW Government’s Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA).
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