Contact us here to set up a free consultation to assess your personal situation and plan a solution that can reduce the amount of electricity that you take from the grid, capture new revenue streams and improve sustainability.
Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF), an independent not-for-profit established in 2010 by Yarra City Council, embarked on the Yarra Energy Storage Solution (YESS) Program to deploy 200 community batteries in the CitiPower network area. To take on this project, YEF required a partner with the technology and expertise to work across the whole fleet of batteries to be able to:
Acacia Energy partnered with YEF to provide technology and expertise to work across the fleet of batteries. Acacia Energy was appointed as the Aggregator for the batteries, meaning those 200 batteries deployed under the YESS program will be able to engage as a single entity on the electricity market. Acacia Energy’s proprietary OBE platform will allow YEF to achieve the maximum value from each battery throughout the day.
Acacia Energy’s proprietary OBE Platform optimises the value of the battery across revenue and cost streams every 5 minutes. Through YEF’s partnership with Acacia Energy, YEF will earn revenue when the battery discharges based on the wholesale spot market price and will earn revenue for making capacity available to support AEMO FCAS. Through using Acacia Energy’s proprietary OBE Platform, YEF will achieve the maximum value from each battery throughout the day, which will continue to fund ongoing maintenance and expenses of the project.
Through the partnership, Acacia Energy can deploy and operate a fleet of batteries using a common platform that is autonomously operated, which enables the YESS program to deliver the community benefits of:
This access provides opportunity for a transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable sources within Australia.