By Matthew Sims
Brimbank is reportedly moving towards using more renewable energy, as part of a funding commitment from the Albanian Labor government for a community battery.
Fraser MP Dr Daniel Mulino, Brimbank Councilors and Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly visited Kororoit Creek Town Hall on Friday May 6 to announce that an Albanian Labor Government would fund the installation of a battery community.
Dr Mulino said the community battery would provide around 500 kilowatt hours of storage that could support up to 250 local households.
“Labour’s Brimbank Community Battery will provide reliable, cheap storage to unlock more renewable energy – reducing electricity bills and helping local households and community groups become 100% renewable, even when the sun isn’t shining. “, did he declare.
“Only an Albanian Labor government will cut emissions while driving down electricity prices and working for a better future for all Australians.”
Brimbank Mayor Jasmine Nguyen said the community battery would be tailored to the needs of the local community and allow residents to take advantage of renewable energy storage opportunities.
“This community battery is a sign of things to come as we transform our community into a climate-friendly, all-electric municipality powered by renewable energy,” he said.
“Our Brimbank 100% Renewable Program is a free municipal service connecting all residents to resources, individual support and financial incentives to help them transition to all-electric appliances powered by 100% renewable energy. ”
The battery would absorb excess renewable energy generated by domestic solar panels, as well as store energy produced by panels in municipal buildings or by solar panels.
A Labor government would implement the battery project as part of the Labor Party’s “Power to the People” plan, which would invest $200 million to install 400 community batteries across the country.
As part of the scheme, a Labor government would also coordinate work with Brimbank Council, the local community and energy distributors to finalize details and determine a suitable location for the battery.