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Bushfire relief centre on solar & batteries launched – hear from Enhar’s Ian Foster at All Energy 23 Oct

Oct 18, 2019
Bushfire relief centre on solar & batteries launched – hear from Enhar’s Ian Foster at All Energy 23 Oct
  • In 2019 Nilumbik Shire completed an innovative hybrid solar PV & battery project at Community Bank Stadium in Diamond Creek, Victoria.
  • Nillumbik Shire funded the project with the support of a New Energy Jobs Fund Grant from the Victorian Government,
  • Enhar was engaged by Nillumbik Shire as project consultant, delivering feasibility, technical specifications and phase balancing diagnostic work.
  • The sporting stadium serves as an emergency relief centre for the congregation of nearby residents in the bushfire prone area, 30 kms north-east of Melbourne.
  • On 14th October the system was launched with a speech from the Nillumbik Shire Mayor, Councillor Karen Egan
  • The Victorian State Government Local Member, Danielle Green was present and spoke on behalf of State Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio
  • The system features 100kWh of usable battery storage and can be selectively run in an off-grid or ‘islanded’ mode during any grid outage caused by a severe storm or bushfire event.