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  • Sat 6, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Sandridge Beach LSC
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  • Sat 20, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at Garden City shops

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  • Sat 3, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Princes Pier
  • Sat 17, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at 109 North Port tram stop
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    Tuesday 4 July 2023

    Community Batteries

    In partnership with the Victorian Government, the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) is considering introducing neighbourhood batteries to our local area. The ‘Fast Tracking Neighbourhood Batteries’ project runs until mid-2024.

    Neighbourhood batteries look like the examples below from Tarneit and North Fitzroy. They are local units designed to store excess solar power from household rooftops for use in the evening.



    The CoPP has been exploring locations for neighbourhood batteries and has identified a small number of candidate locations with selection dependent on available land and the status of the local energy grid. At the time of writing, Beacon Cove has not been selected. However, feedback from residents to the BCNA is positive and we will continue to monitor this with CoPP.

    The CoPP's Have Your Say page has a good explanation of a neighbourhood battery including Frequently Asked Questions.

    Following this initial project, the CoPP intends to develop business cases for implementing Neighbourhood Batteries with further Government support.