Monday, 14 August 2017 12:36

Electricity of the future

Residents of Bruny island, Jenny Chester and John Koblec, are participating in the CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial. The couple have been very happy trialling what’s being described as the technology of the future and have already sold almost $200 worth of power back to the grid. Residents of Bruny island, Jenny Chester and John Koblec, are participating in the CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial. The couple have been very happy trialling what’s being described as the technology of the future and have already sold almost $200 worth of power back to the grid. PS

Eleven of 35 planned solar-powered battery systems installed in private homes across Bruny Island as part of a special trial are already significantly contributing to the island’s electricity grid.
Given the popular holiday island’s cable constraints and variable holiday power load, TasNetworks has been using a diesel generator to support peak power loads since 2012.
However, on a recent July weekend the diesel generator was used for just a few hours on Saturday morning before the island’s excess power needs were supplied for the rest of the weekend by the 11 batteries on the new customer battery grid. For the full story pick up a copy of this week's Kingborough Chronicle (Tuesday, August 15).

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