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Delivering a Community Battery for Carrum Downs

Households across Carrum Downs have embraced renewable energy with solar uptake higher than the Victorian average.

An Albanese Labor Government will supercharge the benefits of household solar and deliver a community battery for Carrum Downs.

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen MP, announced the initiative with Peta Murphy MP, Federal Member for Dunkley, today. 

More than 1 in 5 households across the City of Frankston have solar but the high price of household batteries means families are still struggling to realise the full potential of rooftop solar, and it’s putting more pressure on our electricity grid. 

While more than 2022 households in Carrum Downs have solar – only one percent of those have a battery.

This commitment will allow local households to feed solar power into the shared battery during the day and draw from it at night – cutting electricity bills and emissions, and reducing pressure on the grid.

Local households who might be unable to install solar, like renters and people living in apartments, will also be able to draw from excess energy stored in the battery. 

Labor’s Power to the People community battery plan invests $200 million to install 400 community batteries across the country. 

It’s part of Labor’s Powering Australia Plan which cuts power bills, reduces emissions and creates jobs by boosting renewable energy.

Labor’s Powering Australia Plan has been backed Australian business and industry and will cut power bills for families and businesses by $275 a year by 2025 compared to today. 

Instead of ending the nine years of climate and energy chaos under the Liberals - Scott Morrison has been focussed on photo-ops and marketing tricks.

Communities like those across Carrum Downs and Dunkley deserve better than this tired and dysfunctional rabble, they deserve an Albanese Labor Government that will bring down power prices and work for a better future for all Australians.