Bargara local network connected battery aerial view

Battery types

We have three different local battery programs across Queensland:

  • Local network connected batteries
  • Neighbourhood batteries, and
  • Community batteries.

Local network connected batteries

Our local network connected batteries store excess energy produced by local rooftop solar generation.

They’re connected to our High Voltage electricity network. Each one is a large 4MW/8MWh battery allowing more solar energy to be sent into the grid while the sun is shining, storing it locally for use locally when electricity demand is high.

In South East Queensland, we’re preparing to install these local connected batteries in a number of locations including Raby Bay, Bribie Island and Morayfield over the next two years, with more to come.

This rollout follows Ergon Network’s successful installation of our Stage 1 batteries in Townsville, Toowoomba, Yeppoon, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay over the last 12 months, and more are being planned for Stage 3.

See more of our battery locations across Queensland.

Visit Talking Energy (our community engagement website) for more information on the roll out of local network-connected batteries across Queensland and to get in touch with any questions.

Neighbourhood batteries

Neighbourhood batteries are connected to the electricity network within local suburbs and neighbourhoods.

We’re currently running a neighbourhood battery trial in Ipswich in partnership with retailer Origin Energy to help us understand more how this type of energy storage works to benefit local communities.

As part of this trial, we’re connecting up to 30 batteries on our power poles and 5 ground mounted batteries connected to the low voltage electricity network in suburbs across Ipswich in Raceview, Goodna, Flinders View, Silkstone, Bellbird Park and Redbank Plains.

The pole mounted batteries are 30kW/ 60kWh in capacity.

See our neighbourhood battery locations in South East Queensland.

If you’re keen to find out more about the trial or to register your interest to participate, please visit Talking Energy (our community engagement website) for more information.

Community batteries

In partnership with Ergon Network (regional Queensland’s electricity network provider), we’re connecting 90kW/180kWh ground-mounted community batteries to the local electricity network in 12 different communities across Queensland.

This project is being funded through the Australian Government’s Community Batteries for Household Solar Program.

We’re installing local community batteries in a number of locations across South East Queensland including:

  • Caloundra (Sunshine Coast)
  • Caboolture, Kallangur, Griffin (Moreton Bay)
  • The Gap, Nundah, Newmarket, Coorparoo (Brisbane)
  • Birkdale (Redlands)
  • Pimpama (Gold Coast).

See more of our community battery locations across Queensland.

To find out more or to get in touch with any questions, visit Talking Energy (our community engagement website).