Switchboards for Community Battery Projects

Switchboards for Community Battery Projects

Community battery switchboards incorporate power, protection, control and SCADA systems to work in line with the requirements of the grid and the community they supply.

Switchboards for community battery projects play a critical role in the distribution and management of electrical power in these systems. Community battery projects involve the installation of a shared energy storage system within a community or residential area. These systems store excess electricity generated from renewable sources, such as solar panels or wind turbines, and release it when needed, helping to stabilize the grid, reduce peak demand, and increase energy reliability.

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Why our Community Battery switchboards?

AS/NZS 61439 Compliant
Our Community battery switchboards have been tested to be compliant with AS/NZS 61439. We have verified various designs at both PLUS ES in Lane Cove and TUV in Heidleberg.
Thousands of Community Battery Switchboards Manufactured
Our manufacturing team has extensive experience and has worked on thousands of projects across Australia.
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Switchboards for community battery projects are essential for the safe and reliable operation.


Switchboards for community battery projects are fundamental to the successful
operation of these systems, helping to manage and distribute stored energy efficiently while maintaining safety and reliability. It is crucial to collaborate with experienced electricians and adhere to local electrical codes and standards when designing and installing switchboards for community battery projects to ensure the safety of users and the integrity of the grid

Here are key considerations and components related to switchboards for community battery projects:


Components and Features:


Battery inverters

Community battery projects typically include battery inverters, which convert the direct current (DC) stored in the batteries into alternating current (AC) for distribution. The switchboard interfaces with these inverters.

Circuit breakers

Switchboards incorporate circuit breakers or fuses to protect the battery system, wiring, and connected equipment from overcurrent conditions. Circuit breakers are sized according to the project’s requirements

Disconnect switch

A disconnect switch or isolation switch is included to allow for the safe disconnection of power during maintenance or emergencies. This is an essential safety feature.


Some switchboards for community battery projects include electricity meters to measure the energy stored, discharged, or exported. Metering is important for monitoring and billing purposes

Monitoring and control

Advanced switchboards may have integrated monitoring and control capabilities. They allow operators to monitor the state of charge, system performance, and other critical parameters remotely.

Protection relays

Protection relays are used to detect and respond to abnormal conditions, such as overvoltage, undervoltage, overcurrent, or short circuits. They help safeguard the battery system and connected infrastructure.

Communication interfaces

The switchboard may include communication interfaces to connect to a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system or a central monitoring platform. This enables real-time monitoring and remote control of the community battery system.


Switchboards are typically housed in weatherproof or NEMA-rated enclosures to protect electrical components from environmental factors, such as moisture and dust.

Load management

In some cases, switchboards may include load management capabilities to prioritize energy distribution to specific loads within the community or to support grid stability by responding to demand fluctuations.


Considerations for Installation:



The switchboard should be installed in a location that provides easy access for maintenance personnel and complies with local electrical codes and regulations.


The switchboard’s capacity should be matched to the total load of the EV chargers it will serve. This includes considering the charging rate of each charger and any future expansion plans.

Wiring and conduit

Proper wiring and conduit should be used to connect the switchboard to the EV chargers and the electrical supply. Adequate wire sizing and protection are essential to prevent overheating and electrical hazards.


Safety should always be a top priority during installation. Proper grounding, labelling, and safety procedures should be followed.

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