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Ausgrid, in partnership with Hornsby Shire Council, has applied for a Federal Government Community Battery grant for a proposed location in North Epping. Ausgrid is seeking community feedback to inform the community battery project.

The Federal Government has announced funding to install up to 400 community batteries across Australia, including specific locations for their initial funding round. Ausgrid has applied to deliver a community battery in North Epping, one of the six eligible locations in Ausgrid’s network area. Ausgrid is excited about the potential to work closely with the Federal Government and local communities to deliver these additional community batteries should they be successful in securing government funding.

Community batteries could store locally generated energy and then make this renewable energy available when it is needed.

Have your say - closed

Ausgrid sought feedback on the proposed location of the community battery in North Epping and the potential of having First Nations artwork on the structure.

Find out more about the project by visiting the Ausgrid ‘Have Your Say’ page.

Ausgrid will be holding a drop-in session for residents to hear about the community battery project, meet the project team, ask questions and share their feedback at North Epping Oval (on Beck Street, opposite Cotton Street, North Epping)

  • Thursday, 27 April 2023 from 4.30-6pm.
    See the site location on the right hand side of this page. In the case of rain, the drop-in will be relocated to outside the public amenities building.

Comments closed: 19/05/23 at 5pm.