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New batteries for Canberra

Canberra batteries

Three new batteries are on the way for Canberra thanks to $1.5 million in funding from the Federal Government.

The batteries will be installed in Casey, Dickson and Fadden and are likely to produce 160KW of power and store 400KW hours of energy.

The batteries will be designed and maintained by Evoenergy and are expected to be installed by 31 March 2025.

The grant funding is part of the Australian Government’s Community Batteries for Household Solar program, which is delivering batteries across Australia.

“Delivering more storage enables more households to reliably access the cost-of-living relief offered by solar,” Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen said.

“We committed to deploy 400 community batteries to help households access cheaper, cleaner energy, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

Chief Minister for Climate Action Andrew Barr said the batteries are a significant step for ACT’s net-zero future.

“These batteries will increase storage capacity in the electricity network and allow more households to connect rooftop solar,” Barr said.

“The ACT continues to lead the nation on climate action, with battery storage technology a critical component of our net-zero emissions future.”

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