Alkimos Community Battery Energy Storage System

EMC were engaged to design and construct an on-grid battery system for a new residential sub-division. This was delivered in February 2016 to be Australia’s first utility scale grid-connected battery energy storage system as part of a community battery trial.

EMC Asset Management continues the strong relationship with Synergy providing the operation and maintenance services for the site.

Customer: Synergy (WA Government Generator and Retailer)

Project Partners: Lendlease, LandCorp, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Location: Alkimos, northern suburb of Perth, Western Australia


  1. 1MWh energy storage system – supplying to 150 homes
  2. Offers residents: virtual energy storage rebates for solar PV
  3. Supported by ARENA (Australian Federal Government) $3.3m grant