Greg Hannan, Head of Network Strategy and Non Network Solutions, talks about community batteries and how this exciting new technology is helping manage peak demand on days of high use.
The traditional model of electricity generation and distribution is a thing of the past.
There’s been a significant shift from the one-way flow of energy sourced from a small number of very large generators to the two-way flow of electricity from thousands of smaller generators – most of which are private homes with solar panels on their roofs.
But the transformation of our business does not end with energy flows. Our role has been expanded from solely providing network services to performing as a Distribution System Operator (DSO).
Being a DSO expands our traditional services role into three main functions:
Our purpose is to ensure all forms of distributed energy resources – including solar, batteries, smart appliances, electric vehicles and other future innovations – are integrated efficiently and flexibly into our network. By providing seamless access to our network, we are generating new value for all customers.