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Friday, April 2, 2021

Community Batteries

"A community battery is a relatively new concept in Australia. It is a shared battery solution located in a local neighbourhood and allows customers and the wider community to share in the multiple benefits that batteries can provide." (See Ausgrid "Community Batteries")

Under ideal conditions, only 1 kW of generating capacity and grid capacity is needed to provide the total of 24 kWh per day used by the above single dwelling. The "community battery" provides the peak demand of 5 kW from time to time during each day as appliances switch on and off.

The battery can be an alternative infrastructure item, potentially replacing 4 kW of generating capacity and grid capacity for the single dweliing in this example.