Tarneit community battery
Tarneit Community Battery, Melbourne

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2023

Time: 9 am – 5 pm AEDT

Forum: BSGIP Conference

Location: Innovation Space, Level 1, Birch Building, 35 Science Road, Australian National University, Canberra

Contact: Sarah Wilson, Communications Manager, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, mob 0478 563 281, e: sarah.wilson@anu.edu.au

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Energy experts meet to forge pathway for neighbourhood batteries – news story

Building upon the success of the inaugural Future of Neighbourhood Batteries conference, a second event is taking place this November.

The conference will feature speakers from across Australia with sessions on the latest neighbourhood battery research, industry case studies, a government panel discussion and an opportunity to workshop the future of neighbourhood batteries.

The national roll-out of neighbourhood batteries is underway. Through our research talking to Australians we have learnt that desires for equity, resilience, and rapid decarbonisation are dominant in people’s enthusiasm for neighbourhood batteries, and issues of transparency and accountability foremost concerns.

Partnerships are an essential part of informing the roll-out of neighbourhood batteries that are in the best interest of customers. The conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders and decision makers to inform and learn from one another.

This event is free however attendance is limited and priority will be given to industry professionals, community groups, government employees and researchers working in the field of neighbourhood or community batteries. 

What: The 2nd ANU Future of Neighbourhood Batteries Conference

When: 8.30 am – 5 pm, Wednesday, 29 November, 2023

Where: Innovation Space, Level 1, Birch Building, 35 Science Road, Australian National University, Canberra

The conference will include:

  • Keynote speaker, Dr Kerry Schott AO,  Chair of the Carbon Market Institute and AGL Board Member
  • The latest neighbourhood battery research including:

– Hybrid community batteries: optimal configurations under future hardware rates;

– Neighbourhood batteries: is there a business case for the retailer?

  • Case study presentations including:

– Geni.Energy – Keeping “community” in community batteries;

– Powercor – From the ground-up – learnings from our program of community batteries

  • Workshopping the future of neighbourhood batteries
  • Government panel discussion

Please note this event is in-person only.

This conference forms part of a project funded by Energy Consumers Australia (www.energyconsumersaustralia.com.au) as part of its grants process for consumer advocacy projects and research projects for the benefit of energy consumers.

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