We’ve built a new battery on Phillip Island to give the community an additional power source during peak demand periods, such as the holidays and Grand Prix. This battery works a little differently to our other BESS.
A permanent battery on the island means we no longer need to install diesel generators to support the network during these peak periods.
- reduces emissions, noise and the cost of running diesel generators throughout the year
- supports the network during peak demand by powering more than 8000 homes for two hours, or 700 homes for a whole day
- helps us gain a greater understanding of how batteries fit into the broader energy transition, from coal-generated electricity to renewables
- meets Victoria’s strong renewable energy targets – that by 2030, 50% of our electricity is generated by renewables and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
The $10 million development is a great example of our engagement and collaboration with Totally Renewable Phillip Island, the Bass Coast Shire and wider Phillip Island community during the designing and planning stages of the project.