Although community batteries benefit the entire community (whether customers in the area have rooftop solar panels or not) they don’t currently allow for individual energy storage. But there is potential in the future.
The PowerBank battery, in partnership with Synergy, is part of our community battery program and does allow for individual energy storage.
Once the PowerBank battery is installed, we identify suitable customers within the local government area and we invite them to sign up and pay subscription fee, currently $1.60-$1.90 per day. Battery storage like this is not suitable for everyone, which is why we identify customers who are likely to benefit from this product. Some customers are already using their energy efficiently, so this means battery storage in general may not be cost effective for them.
Read more about our PowerBank trials