RedGrid was awarded funding by the Victorian Government through the Neighbourhood Battery Initiative (NBI) to explore how Melbourne residents can benefit from neighbourhood batteries and automated energy management. In an effort to contribute to the government’s effort to halve emissions by 2030, RedGrid will test their home automation and advanced accounting and settlements system, and provide insights on how the distributed intelligence of the future grid may work.
The pilot, a partnership with the City of Manningham, Mirvac, Monash University, and United Energy, will provide an unprecedented opportunity for households to take control over how much renewable energy they use. RedGrid will test household use of their Powers smartphone app, alongside how a neighbourhood battery can support cost savings and grid stability. Importantly, this pilot goes beyond technical solutions and looks at how residents will benefit from automated control over their clean energy use.