Giving the community access to bigger batteries

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About our community battery project

Local Renewable Energy Storage (LRES), also known as community batteries, is an innovative concept that creates the opportunity to install mid-sized batteries across metropolitan and regional Victorian, delivering distributed energy throughout the Victorian energy grid.

Community batteries are foundational infrastructure that is required to facilitate increased renewable energy penetration: they enable storage and dispatch of that energy at any time of day or night (whether it’s sunny or windy or not), they engage local communities in the transition to net zero emissions and harness the community’s desire for action on energy security and climate change, and they also act to strengthen local systems in blackouts and in times of fire risk or damage. 

What’s more, LRES is also structured in a way that allows for community investment alongside larger institutional investment and community benefit in sharing of the ‘profit’ from the batteries with the local communities where the batteries are sited. 

At DC Power Co, we’ve been working on this community battery project for the last year and are now seeking support from the Victorian State Government to enable its development and implementation.

The Board

Nic Frances Gilley

Co-founder & Executive Chair

Social entrepreneur and Founder of Easy Being Green and Cool nrg. Nic is a true visionary always looking for ways to improve the world and find a better deal …

Andrew Laing


Andrew is a Board member with a focus on governance and finance. Andrew worked for over forty years at BP until he became a core part of the formation …

Kirsten Gabel


Kirsten is an equity crowdfunding shareholder and is responsible for representing the crowdfunding investors on the Board. Kirsten has 20 years senior management experience in the areas of People …

Chris Tierney

Company Secretary

Chris is the Company Secretary and is responsible for corporate services including culture and development. A founding member of Cool nrg and central to the success of Easy Being …


Emma Jenkin

Co-founder & Advisor

Nick Brass

Co-founder & Special Advisor

Monique Conheady

Co-founder & Advisor

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Doing things differently with world-leading expertise

One of the top 100 energy startups in the world.

DC Power Co has been named as one of the most innovative and promising energy start ups in the world two years running, named in the SET100 in both 2019 and 2020. The company was founded by a team of energy specialists and entrepreneurs with decades of experience delivering energy efficiency solutions across the globe.

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