New Government announces community battery program

Australia’s new Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Hon Chris Bowen MP, announced that electorates in the Wollongong area will benefit from Community Batteries under Labor’s “Power to the People” Program.

The announcement was made at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) at the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus. As the only Australian developer and manufacturer of Community Batteries, EcoJoule, represented by Tony Ferguson, also spoke. EcoJoule is keen to offer its Community Batteries to the Federal Government under the Power to the People Program along with other providers in the market.

As Community Battery production by EcoJoule grows, the company plans to add a second manufacturing facility to complement its Brisbane R&D and manufacturing centre. This second facility would be located in the Illawarra, creating new sustainable jobs and an extended local supply chain involving subcontractors, component manufacturers and service providers.

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Professor Jennifer Martin, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research & Innovation at UOW , Stephen Jones MP – Member for Whitlam. Tony Ferguson – EcoJoule, Hon Chris Bown MP – Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Ty Christopher – Director of Energy Futures at the University of Wollongong (and a Senior Adviser to EcoJoule), Alison Byrnes MP – Member for Cunningham