Monash University in partnership with Birdwood Energy, the Surf Coast Energy Group and the Surf Coast Shire Council are conducting a feasibility study on the potential for microgrid solutions in Lorne and north Torquay. Microgrids can consist of solar and battery systems distributed through communities, connected by software and commercial arrangements. They can potentially improve energy reliability and renewable energy generation/storage opportunities.
Recently the project team held a webinar sharing progress to date including project development, preliminary concepts and approaches and heard from stakeholders and representatives involved. The webinar is a great opportunity to keep updated with the project. You can access the recording here.