Manor Lakes Community Battery

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

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen MP, announced the initiative with Joanne Ryan, Federal Labor Member for Lalor. 

The growing communities in the City of Wyndham are leading the roof-top solar race in Victoria and this announcement will see lower power prices and lower emissions for local families.

3,792 local households in the postcode of 3024 have rooftop solar but there are just 16 registered batteries, or 0.4 per cent, due to the current cost of batteries.

This commitment will allow solar households to feed into the shared battery during the day and draw from it at night. This will cut their electricity bills and emissions and reduce pressure on the grid.

Local households without solar will also be able to draw from excess energy stored in the battery – expanding the renewables revolution to more people in Manor Lakes.

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 and will cut power bills for families by $275 a year by 2025 compared to today. 

This project will be delivered in conjunction with the City of Wyndham.

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

Communities like those across Manor Lakes and Lalor 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.