As part of the Victorian Government’s Energy Resilience Systems program, two sites in Moyne Shire are set to receive new advanced backup energy systems.
Systems are being installed at the Mortlake Recreation Reserve, and the Port Fairy Showgrounds, Moyne Shire Council confirmed in a statement today.
The systems are designed to provide access to a secure power supply for local communities
during prolonged power outages in an emergency.
Each system includes solar panels, batteries, and back-up diesel generators, and will be in
place ahead of the summer bushfire season.
Mayor, Ian Smith said the two sites will act as hubs for the local communities, providing a
space to cook meals, charge devices and find information.
“These systems boost our electricity network and community resilience during emergencies,” said Mayor Smith.
“We will be better equipped to handle extreme weather events, which are becoming more
frequent and severe.
“The systems will also provide the ongoing benefit of providing cheap renewable energy to
community buildings year-round,” he said.
The Energy Resilience Systems program is funded by the Victorian State Government.