Perenjori: From outage town to energy innovation crown
Benefits of the Perenjori microgrid
Perenjori is the first town to trial a backup battery supply on the Western Power network. The battery was commissioned in August 2018 and the community is already beginning to experience tangible benefits.
We have been working with Balance Utility Solutions to design and deliver the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). The system is comprised of lithium-ion batteries with an inverter. It kicks into gear instantaneously if the town loses supply from the main electricity network.
The BESS is at the heart of the town’s microgrid. It works like an island of power – it can supply the town independently when the main grid is disconnected.