18 May 2022
CHRIS BOWEN MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY
MEMBER FOR MCMAHON
SENATOR MARIELLE SMITH
SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR STURT
LABOR’S COMMUNITY BATTERY PLAN TO CUT BILLS AND EMISSIONS IN MAGILL
An Albanese Labor Government will supercharge the benefits of household solar by delivering a community battery for Magill.
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, announced the initiative today with Labor’s candidate for Sturt, Sonja Baram.
Around 2,400 households in the Magill area have rooftop solar, but less than 200 of those have a battery.
High battery prices mean households aren’t realising the full potential of their 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 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 by Australian business and industry.
Instead of ending the decade of climate and energy chaos under the Liberal Government, Scott Morrison has been focused on photo-ops and marketing tricks.
Communities like those across Sturt 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.
WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 2022