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Victorian neighbourhood battery safety guideline

Energy Safe Victoria is consulting on a draft safety guideline for neighbourhood batteries

This draft guideline provides information about safety considerations applicable to neighbourhood batteries – also known as community batteries – with a generation capacity of less than 1 megawatt (MW).

The guideline is intended to ensure the safety of people and property. It will help anyone involved with neighbourhood batteries, including:

  • designers
  • installers
  • operators
  • owners.

This guideline includes legal requirements and best practice standards for these installations. It sets our expectations as Victoria’s energy safety regulator.

Download the draft guideline

Download the draft guideline

We would like your feedback on the content, format, readability and usefulness of the draft guideline before we finalise it.

Please email submissions to

Submissions are due by Monday 6 May 2024 at 12 pm (noon).

Date: 21/04/2024 17:24

The currency and accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed once printed or saved to a storage device. If in doubt, please check the Energy Safe Victoria website for the current version.

Reviewed 04 April 2024

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