Storing our power

With so much solar and wind energy at Leonards Hill, we have been investigating a community battery that could capture and make the most of our energy.

Why battery storage?

With the addition of solar at the energy park, we’ll experience periods where we generate more than the grid can take, resulting in a loss of power known as ‘curtailment losses’. Installing a battery energy storage system (or BESS) could recover this energy and allow us to feed back into the grid when needed. A battery could also provide grid and market services while helping our community become more resilient to blackouts. If we proceed with battery storage, technical specs and make will be determined with expert advice.

For more information, you can read our Planning Permit in the Downloads section.

Community batteries

Hepburn Energy has partnered with the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance to explore potential sites for community batteries as part of the ‘Community Sparks’ program. This program will assess technical and social feasibility of sites and look at batteries between 500kWh to 5MWh.

Find out more here.


Is the potential capacity of a future battery at the Energy Park.