The first domestic battery storage installations under the StoreNet project are to complete before the end of this month in what’s a first of its kind for Ireland. Residents of Ballyferriter village on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry are to join the project this month with the installation of domestic storage units in 20 homes. The StoreNet project, managed by a consortium including the International Energy Research Centre, Solo Energy, Electric Ireland and ESB Networks, was first unveiled in December 2017. Its aim is to install domestic batteries in homes, the combined capacity of which will form a virtual power plant designed to benefit both residents and the country’s grid. The pilot, the first of its kind to launch in Ireland, will see the battery storage units provide local network services such as localised network voltage support, and aid ESB Networks by reducing peak consumption without the need for new hardware.
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