Community BBQ and launch a success

Yesterday, we were on Bruny Island celebrating the install of 11 battery systems, as part of the world-leading CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial. The new batteries will be used this coming long weekend to help meet the island’s electricity needs.

We’re predicting the batteries will store and make available about 800kWh of energy over the long weekend. This is about the same amount of energy the average-sized household uses in a month.

There are some pictures on the TasNetworks Facebook page

Community BBQ and launch

We will be hosting a community BBQ and launch!


Members of the CONSORT Team will be in attendance, including ANU Research Fellow Dr Evan Franklin who will speak on the day along with TasNetworks CEO Lance Balcombe.


When: Thursday 8 June, 12.30-2.30pm

Where:  Bruny Bowls Club, 730 Adventure Bay Road, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

Who can attend: Anyone who is interested in the project

RSVP: For catering reasons, please reply to by COB Friday 2 June, if you’re able to attend, along with any dietary requirements


Questions? Please email us at


See you there!

First support uses

We are pleased to report that batteries installed under the Bruny Island Battery Trial were used for support for the first time over the Easter and Anzac day period. As only three batteries had been installed and commissioned prior at that stage, we were unable to draw enough energy from the batteries to provide significant support to the network peak.  This meant that there was very little effect on the use of the generator, which was required to be operated seven times over that period.  The good news is that this provided us with a great opportunity for a test run and all batteries responded as expected. We requested support on ten occasions and discharged around 260 kWh from the batteries over this time. This is roughly the equivalent of ten days consumption for an average household. The installation of batteries is now ramping up, with another four ready to be commissioned. The next major event will be over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June