Benefits

For all Victorians

The Victorian Big Battery will reduce electricity prices for Victorian energy consumers through:

  • enabling more power to come from wind and solar: the cheapest forms of energy
  • allowing more energy to flow into Victoria
  • increasing competition and pushing electricity prices down
  • increasing the reliability of the grid, helping to prevent blackouts

Neoen’s SA Big Battery saved energy consumers over $150m in its first two years of operation.

Big Battery Victoria

For Regional Economy

The project is expected to deliver over 80 jobs during construction and 6 full time permanent jobs.

It will also provide opportunities for local suppliers, businesses, schools and community groups.

Our network partner AusNet Services has sourced the project’s power transformers from local business Wilsons Transformer Company.

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The Victorian Big Battery is aligned with G21’s vision for the Geelong region. Our strategic plan acknowledges the need for new alternative energy opportunities to service the region’s expected rapid growth through to 2050.

Elaine Carbines, CEO
G21 Geelong Regional Alliance

For Local Community

An annual Community Benefit Fund will be established for the life of the project. This will provide grants to local community organisations and education projects.

School and community groups will also be able to learn about battery technology and our future energy system.

This video is an example of a school project that was funded by Bulgana Green Power Hub’s Community Benefit Fund.