Victorian electricity distributor, CitiPower, and the Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) have signed a new agreement in a move they say will unlock the potential of community-scale battery storage in the Melbourne CBD and inner-city suburbs.
Thirty-five thousand Australian premises are yet to be connected to the national broadband network, but Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has declared that the network is "built and fully operational".
The RACV has announced a $1 million investment in solar and battery installations for bushfire-prone areas of Victoria over the next two years, in a move it says will improve safety for isolated communities that could otherwise be cut off from power and communications during emergencies.
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