About

Thank you for taking this survey. The estimated time to complete is 10 minutes. 

The Yarra Community Battery initiative will be the testing grounds for metropolitan Melbourne’s first community battery and is supported by an  $800,000 grant from the Victorian Government.

The battery will help eliminate solar waste, make energy more affordable, enable more solar installs, and increase community-wide access to locally-produced renewable energy.

The three-year project aims to demonstrate the operational and commercial viability of community battery and develop a sustainable, equitable and replicable model.

A community or neighbourhood battery, is a mid-scale energy storage unit (typically about the size of a small 4WD vehicle). It is designed for a neighbourhood, which allows the wider community to access and store renewable energy.

Before completing this survey you may wish to read more about community batteries here: www.yef.org.au/community-batteries/

To RSVP one of our upcoming consultation sessions, please email Tim Shue (tim.shue@yef.org.au) with your name and address.

Read more at www.yef.org.au/events

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* 1. Please complete your contact details below.

Why do we collect this information?

Your address will confirm that your premises is connected to the same electricity subnetwork as the battery, and therefore determine your eligibility to participate in the community battery and have a say in the development of the initiative.

Your contact information (email / phone number) will allow the Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) to keep you informed and provide notice of any updates (for example, if/when a battery may be installed, or community decisions affecting the project).

YEF recognises your privacy is important and we are committed to protecting your personal information, as per YEF's Privacy Policy (yef.org.au/privacy-policy). 



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* 2. Do you rent or own the home that you live in? (if applicable)

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* 3. Which of these best describes your household? (If applicable)

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* 4. Do you have solar panels?

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* 5. Do you have a household battery?

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* 6. Are you interested in participating in a local community battery?

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* 7. Please list the main reasons for your answer

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* 8. Have you attended any of YEF's previous events on community batteries?

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* 9. What benefits would you as a consumer expect to gain from a community battery? (Tick all that apply)

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* 10. Where would you consider to be appropriate sites for a neighbourhood battery?

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* 11. How would you want to be engaged if a community battery were to be established in your neighbourhood? (Tick all that apply)

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* 12. How important are the aesthetics of the community battery and visual impact to the local area? (0 = not important at all, 10 = extremely important)

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* 13. How important to you is it that the community battery focus on improving affordability and accessibility of renewable energy for everyone, including tenants and not just those with solar. (0 = not important at all, 10 = extremely important)

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* 14. How important to you is it that the local community has opportunities to help shape the outcomes of the project? (0 = not important at all, 10 = extremely important)

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* 15. Would you be interested in being a member of a Community Reference Group (commencing November 2021) to communicate, disseminate feedback, provide guidance and make decisions on behalf of the neighbourhood community?

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* 16. Overall, how supportive are you of having a community battery installed in your neighbourhood? (0 = not supportive at all, 5 = neutral, 10 = extremely supportive)

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* 17. Please list the main reasons for your answer

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* 18. Do you have any other comments, questions or feedback?

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* 19. YEF is hosting two online sessions for residents and businesses in the North Fitzroy area:

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday 26th October, and
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday 27th October

To register for one of these events please RSVP to Tim Shue (tim.shue@yef.org.au) with your name and address, or visit: www.yef.org.au/events and follow the prompts. 

Do you plan on attending either of these events?

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* 20. If you would like to attend but are unable to, or the format is unsuitable for your needs, please contact tim.shue@yef.org.au to discuss other options.

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