Power reliability is looking more promising after AusNet Services’ mini grid trial in Mooroolbark, Victoria, recently passed a new milestone, demonstrating that batteries and solar shared on the network can be orchestrated to power nearby homes during power outages.
The milestone saw AusNet Services successfully separate the small, residential community from the main power grid for almost 22 hours, while enabling a steady and secure power supply to customers by sharing renewable energy.
The Mooroolbark mini grid is made up of individual households that have the capability to generate, store and manage power, and can be separated from the electricity network for periods.
Only 14 of the 18 homes have solar panels and batteries, which are shared with the network.
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