System security and reliabilityProject Intelligent Storage for Australia's Grid
This report details how the Intelligent Storage for Australia’s Grid project plans to pilot GridCredits, a battery storage control module that allows consumers to monitor electricity usage and access their solar power overnight and at peak times.
Reposit’s goal was (and is) to make sure consumers could access affordable smart home energy systems. These systems needed to be aware of conditions in the electricity system and be able to respond. Reposit was early to recognise that batteries were the missing component of an affordable renewably powered grid. Without storage buffering wind and solar, there was little hope of wholesale retirement of fossil fuel generators.
Reposit reasoned that, like solar, households would lead in the adoption of batteries. We therefore set out to prove that we could install small battery systems in real homes, and co optimise these systems so that they lowered the customers’ bills as much as possible, whilst simultaneously participating in a range of activities traditionally reserved for large entities; Network Support, Ancillary Service Provision, and Wholesale Market response.