The Maldon Community Battery will be identical to the Tarneit Community Battery, but with the latest upgrades designed to improve its energy efficiency.
The ground-mounted community battery is about the size of a small car. Each unit is approximately 2.4m high, 0.7m wide and 1.1m deep.
All the components are housed in one unit. A new overhead cable connecting the battery to the nearest substation will also be installed.
Like other electrical infrastructure, the aluminium steel coated unit is designed to withstand high temperatures and the corrosive effects of the weather while also providing security against external interference.
The battery is expected to have a lifespan of approximately 10 years. After that, Powercor will either replace, repurpose, or recycle the unit in line with the manufacturer’s end-of-life plan.