New Neighbourhood Batteries to Power Queenscliff

The Allan Labor Government is boosting the benefits of solar and improving local energy grid reliability with the first round of projects awarded as part of the $42 million 100 Neighbourhood Batteries Program.

Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant today announced Mondo Queenscliff is one of six successful neighbourhood battery projects in the first round of the program.

Mondo Power will deliver four neighbourhood batteries across the Borough of Queenscliffe totaling 400kW/1000kWh of new energy storage.

The Mondo Queenscliff project received $1.2 million and is one of 25 neighborhood batteries being delivered across the state. The batteries will be spread across 20 Victorian towns and deliver more than 4.2 megawatt hours of new storage capacity.

Neighbourhood batteries soak up cheap renewable energy when it is plentiful and dispatch it when it is needed most, enabling Victorians to generate and consume more renewable energy locally – putting downward pressure on energy bills for the whole community, not just households with solar.

Projects delivered by the 100 Neighbourhood Batteries program will improve local energy network reliability and constraints, which can reduce outages and allow for higher levels of rooftop solar penetration.

The next round of applications will open in August 2024, for more information visit,

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant

“Congratulations to Mondo, the Borough of Queenscliffe, Queenscliffe Climate Action Now and the broader Queenscliff community for their advocacy for a green energy transition. I am proud to be able to support their efforts in working towards a renewable future.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio

“The growth in renewables and electrification is driving the demand for batteries and supporting renewable, reliable and affordable electricity for Victorians.”

Quote attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Sheena Watt

“We’re making Victoria the home of batteries to deliver the storage we need to soak-up and dispatch our renewable energy and keep bills down and spread the benefits of local renewable energy even further.”