What is the benefit of this project?
The batteries store excess energy produced by the building’s rooftop solar panels for future use. This relieves the electricity network of demand and benefits the wider community.
Where will the new batteries be installed and how were the locations determined?
Smart batteries are being installed in NSW Government regional offices including Albury, Armidale, two in Bathurst, Broken Hill, Cootamundra, Griffith, Goulburn, Gunnedah, Grafton, Inverell, Lithgow, Moree, Orange, Nowra and Parkes.
PDNSW manages these offices which are occupied by 30 different government agencies and departments.
The office buildings are part of PDNSW’s NABERS Portfolio, which currently ranks fourth in Australia in the NABERS Sustainable Portfolios Index for Energy, with a 5.3 star rating.
What is a virtual power plant?
A virtual power plant (VPP) is a network of individually distributed energy resources, such as solar PV and batteries. Through aggregation in a VPP, these systems may then be able to provide network services and grid support similar to a traditional power plant.
What is the Smart Batteries for Key Government Buildings initiative?
The Smart Batteries for Key Government Buildings initiative was established to support the installation of more than 3,000 kWh of battery storage at schools, hospitals and other government buildings with rooftop solar systems.
It is currently funding trial and demonstration projects in key government facilities in partnership with PDNSW, the NSW Ministry of Health and the NSW Department of Education.
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