Labor's community battery plan to cut emissions and power bills in Maldon

An Albanese Labor Government will deliver a community battery for Maldon, in a win for local residents who have shown their support for renewable energy with their feet.

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen MP, announced the initiative with Lisa Chesters MP in Maldon today.

Households across Maldon have embraced renewable energy – with more than 600 households across the city installing solar panels, that’s more than 50 per cent of dwellings in the town

However, currently no batteries are registered in Maldon. The high price of household batteries means communities are still struggling to realise the full potential of rooftop solar, and it’s putting more pressure on our electricity grid.

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, will also be able to draw from excess energy stored in the battery.

Labor’s Power to the People community battery plan will invest $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.

All Scott Morrison knows how to do is play marketing tricks and divide Australians.

In failing to deliver over 20 energy policies the Liberal’s only success has been fracturing climate policy and keeping Australian households from the benefits of renewable energy.

Communities like those across Maldon and Central Victoria deserve better than this tired old Morrison Government, they deserve an Albanese Labor Government that is on their side and will bring down power prices.