Indigo Power will carry out cutting edge microgrid research thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund.
The funding is for two feasibility studies focused on securing a more reliable power supply for North East Victorian communities.
Building on energy resilience work already underway in the Upper Murray, the Upper Murray Islandable Micro-Grid Project will undertake a detailed assessment of energy storage options to secure power supply for the Upper Murray when the power grid is down.
Delivered in partnership with Upper Murray Inc, this project will build on our current work to secure power supply through the installation of solar and battery systems at critical sites across the Upper Murray.
The second project builds on the recent successful launch of the Yackandandah battery. The Aggregated Community-Scale Battery Storage in North East Victoria feasibility study will identify a further four sites for community-scale batteries across North East Victoria. It will focus on Bright, Beechworth, Mt Beauty and the Towong Shire.
The study will assess options for aggregating these batteries and deploying them in concert to provide services that improve the security and reliability of power supply and secure additional revenue.
Both projects will kick off in the second half of this year.