Microgrid funding to help Yackandandah reach 100% renewables

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Victorian government backs microgrid in Victoria’s north-east that will trial the use of solar, storage and smart controls at the grid edge.

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The Victorian government has announced backing for another microgrid project, this time in the renewables-savvy town of Yackandandah in the state’s north-east, targeting an area of “network constraint.”

The microgrid, which will get $380,389 in funding from the Andrews Labor government, is being established on Sanatorium Road in Yackandandah, along a Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) powerline.

The project will increase the number of houses with rooftop and batteries on the SWER, and trial the use of solar, storage and smart control technology to manage network security and as an alternative to costly line upgrades.

The project will also measure the benefits for consumers taking part in the Sanatorium Road Microgrid – such as energy savings and more reliable supply – while contributing to Yackandandah’s community-wide goal of 100 per cent renewables by 2022.

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