AusNet Services

AusNet: We’ve been overwhelmed by the solar rush, and we’ve made mistakes

Making sure Victoria's network can cope with residential demand for batteries and solar is a complicated business – but we're not sitting on our hands.

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AusNet hints at online error as solar, battery rejections spark industry anger

As concern grows that solar and battery storage is being blocked in some parts of Victoria, AusNet says efforts to fast-track the customer connection process may have caused some applications to be wrongly rejected.

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AusNet flags hefty connection fees for rooftop solar in Victoria

AusNet says its networks might need to be upgraded as more and more households install rooftop solar. And where it does occur, it wants the new customers to pay for it.

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Microgrid proposal to help Yackandandah reach 100% renewables

Victorian government backs microgrid in Victoria's north-east that will trial the use of solar, storage and smart controls to manage network security and avoid costly line upgrades.

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AusNet takes suburban Melbourne street off-grid for almost 24 hours

Mini-grid trial by Victorian network operator AusNet Services has, for the third time, taken part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for 21 hours.

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Another mini-grid breakthrough for AusNet in suburban Melbourne trial

Victorian network operator AusNet Services has again succeeded in taking part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for a total of 9 hours, powered only by home solar and battery storage systems.

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AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

Eight homes successfully separated from main electricity grid and operated as stand-alone solar and battery storage powered mini-grid, in Melbourne trial.

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GreenSync energy monitoring technology added to Melbourne mini-grid trial

The energy management technology of Victorian company, GreenSync, will be used in a ground-breaking suburban Melbourne solar and battery storage trial that aims to take part of a Melbourne suburb off-grid.

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