Batteries building Phillip Island’s energy future

Batteries building Phillip Island's energy future

Mondo is pleased to announce its role in delivery for the Victorian Government’s Neighbourhood Batteries Program in supporting greater energy resilience for the Phillip Island region.

Yesterday, the Minister for Energy and Resources, Minister for Climate Action, and Minister for the State Electricity Commission, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced the project and its significant funding for the island with Mondo’s Chief Development Officer, Jon D’Sylva.

Mondo, with delivery partners, the Bass Coast Shire, Western Water, Nature Parks, and Totally Renewable Phillip Island (TRPI), will add 100kW/250kWh totalling 1.75MWh across seven batteries on the island.

The neighbourhood-scale batteries locations will be chosen strategically around the islands community hubs to help improve energy reliability and provide energy storage capacity for locally generated solar power.

This funding from the State’s new initiative adds further community benefits to island. The additional batteries will work alongside Mondo’s PICESS (Phillip Island Community Energy Storage System) to provide the community much needed network services, particularly during peak holiday periods.

“Phillip Island has been an integral part of Mondo’s community energy focus over the past few years. Since 2021 we have invested more than $10 million to install and energise a 5WM/10MWh distribution battery here on Phillip Island” Jon D’Sylva

Mondo is looking forward to continuing to support the Phillip Island community achieve their renewable energy goals.

For more information on the State’s initiative Neighbourhood Batteries Helping To Drive Down Bills | Premier of Victoria