Victoria is in the midst of a rapidly accelerating — and disruptive — transition to an all-electric, zero-carbon energy system powered by 100% renewables. We know that increasing energy storage at all scales is critical to support this transition. 

The City of Melbourne appointed HIP V. HYPE to explore the potential role that neighbourhood scale batteries can play and how local governments can best support their deployment. HIP V. HYPE reviewed existing research, interviewed key stakeholders and analysed case studies to come up with a set of potential use cases for neighbourhood batteries in metro Melbourne within specific contexts, to create clearly defined roles for local governments, and to provide a series of recommended next steps. 

These recommendations will be used to guide further research and inform the development of council policies and programs that can support the installation of neighbourhood batteries.

Client

City of Melbourne

Location

Melbourne, VIC

Context

HIP V. HYPE reviewed existing research, interviewed key stakeholders and analysed case studies to come up with a set of potential use cases for neighbourhood batteries in metro Melbourne within specific contexts, to create clearly defined roles for local governments, and to provide a series of recommended next steps.

These recommendations will be used to guide further research and inform the development of council policies and programs that can support the installation of neighbourhood batteries.

  • HIP V. HYPE undertook a desktop review to explore the opportunities that neighbourhood batteries present
  • We interviewed key stakeholders and analysed a range of case studies to come up with a set of potential use cases that could apply within the City of Melbourne 
  • The research was summarised in an easy to read report which has been shared widely with stakeholders 

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