City of Melbourne is making it easier for all residents to access affordable renewable energy, no matter where they live.

The Power Melbourne project will install a network of neighbourhood batteries around the city. The batteries will be linked to a retail electricity plan to help renters, people living in apartments, and those running small businesses access more affordable renewable electricity.

We’d like to know what you think about neighbourhood batteries and when the time comes, how we can make it easy to switch your energy bills to a Power Melbourne plan.

We’re committed to powering Melbourne with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and we know our community is behind us.

Following a municipality-wide community engagement in late 2022, and calling for people to nominate to become Neighbourhood Batteries Community Champions in early 2023, we’re now meeting people in their neighbourhoods for in person conversations.

Stay updated on the Power Melbourne project by following this page.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Initial feasibility and industry consultation


  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community consultation - phase 1

    26 September to 4 November 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community consultation summary available

    December 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Council decision to tender for retail partner

    December 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Community consultation - phase 2

    9 March to 16 April 2023

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Community consultation - phase 3

    10 July to 6 August 2023

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Refine delivery model and select retail partner


  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    First test batteries installed at Council locations

    Late 2023 to 2024

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete

    Install further neighbourhood batteries and launch Power Melbourne retail product

    2023 to 2024

Community consultation

Feedback we heard on Power Melbourne.

Power Melbourne explained

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