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This report presents the lessons learnt for the Narara Ecovillage Project since project inception.

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The ARENA-funded Smart Grid project (‘project’) commenced in September 2016 and aims to enable NEV Power (‘NEV’), a wholly owned subsidiary of Narara Co-operative Ltd, to operate a smart grid system using solar PV and battery storage to achieve a net carbon neutral community title subdivision of approximately 150 dwellings in total – an ‘ecovillage’ model for sustainable living including social, economic as well as environmental outcomes.

NEV Power aims to connect its smart grid to the Ausgrid network as a high voltage embedded commercial customer. From the point of the view of the grid, the project will demonstrate a solution for minimising grid impacts from high export levels of solar generation and battery storage from a medium density housing development, while on the residential side the project will show how an urban community can increase energy resilience and sustainability.

Last updated 14 December 2020
Last updated
14 December 2020
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