The first home battery trial will take place in Forde (ACT) after a collaboration between ActewAGL and Panasonic.

The energy and electronics companies announced their partnership in June 2015 and will now implement the first home battery storage trial.

ActewAGL, CEO, Michael Costello, said, “ActewAGL prides itself on being a progressive organisation with a keen eye on solutions that help our customers manage their energy use. We believe battery storage could be such a solution, so naturally we are eager to see this trial commence.

“The trial will give us the opportunity to see how the batteries operate within our electricity network and seek customer feedback on the technology,” Mr Costello said.

Mr Costello believes that while the grid will still play an important role in the supply of electricity in the future, the battery storage industry will continue to grow over the next few years as the technology continues to advance.

“In addition, we know that the ACT community has a high awareness of climate change, and the introduction of battery storage will increasingly have a positive impact on the ACT’s renewable energy targets,” Mr Costello said.

Panasonic Australia, Managing Director, Paul Reid, said, “Our residential battery combined with ActewAGL’s solar product will extend the energy solutions for customers and help them to maximise the self-consumption of electricity generated from their solar.

“This technology has been designed specifically for Australia’s unique conditions, and we look forward to seeing

ActewAGL is encouraging more of its customers to contact them if they’re interested in participating in the trial.

For more information visit their website.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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