Regions to lead Hybrid Energy trial

Published: 6 Aug 2015 4:41pm

Ergon Energy Retail customers will trial the innovative residential Hybrid Energy Service from September this year to determine if it will be offered across Regional Queensland in the future.

The 12 month trial will be conducted in 33 homes across Townsville, Cannonvale and Toowoomba with larger household energy users targeted (e.g. four + bedroom family homes).

Ergon Energy understands our customers want choice in how they manage their energy needs and certainty over their electricity bills.

With more than 400,000 homes in Queensland now with solar on their roofs, the next big shift is finding the best way to combine this technology with batteries for home storage so our customers in regional Queensland can take advantage of the great conditions we have in sunny Queensland.

A 4.9kW SunPower PV array and a 12kWh/5kW Sunverge battery storage and control system will be installed at each trial site. These will be owned and maintained by Ergon Energy Retail. Customers will sign-up for a one year trial with the possibility of extension.

The Hybrid Energy Servicetrial will assess how we can best deliver a reliable, cost effective option to our customers in the future.

Ergon Energy Retail's Hybrid Energy Serviceis one of a number of products and services being explored as part of a commitment by Ergon Energy Retail to provide customers with choice and ease over their energy needs.

Read the announcement from Minister for Energy and Water Supply, the Honourable Mark Bailey MP.

Media Contact: Brett Judge
Phone: 0439 971 765

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