On 5 June 2022, YEF launched Victoria’s first inner-urban community battery in Fitzroy North. Known colloquially as ‘FN1’, the Fitzroy North Community Battery Project was funded by the Victorian Government’s Neighbourhood Battery Initiative, an initiative which has made great leaps in developing the role of community batteries in Australia.
Implemented for the community, and with community say on project specifics, the battery has helped to stabilise the grid and time-shift excess local solar energy from its daytime generation to the evening peak when it is needed most.
FN1 has also helped to eliminate solar waste, place downward pressure on energy prices, enable more solar installs, and increase community-wide access to locally-produced renewable energy.
You can read a list of commonly asked questions about the Fitzroy North battery below.