Georges River Council staff are set to look into future locations for community battery stations.
Community batteries allow local residents to store their excess solar power for later use without requiring a battery inside of their home.
Ausgrid lauched the first battery of this kind on Australia's east coast earlier this year, and councillor Warren Tegg hopes for Georges River Council to pave the way for a similar battery in the St George region.
Cr Tegg raised a notice of motion at this months council meeting calling on council staff to prepare a report on potential suitable locations for community batteries in the Georges River region.
"The community batteries have had a lot of discussion lately," he said.
"They're roughly the size of a 4WD and they are batteries that can store the power for up to 250 households
"They are one solution that provides stability for the grid and gives the option for households to use the power that they generate during the day when they are not home and they are not using it, and to shift that and use it into the evening."
Cr Tegg said the batteries were not just great for grid stability.
"It provides a benefit to households and it means that every resident doesn't need to have battery set up in their house so it's a lot safer, it's easier to maintain, it's easy to look after and the grid providers are really keen on them," he said.
"There is a trial being run by AGL that is installing a community battery in Canterbury-Bankstown as well as one on the central coast and lots of other network providers are doing similar things.
"The Labor party recently announced that if were to form government federally it would co-fund a range of these in local communities to try and invest in them so that that big capital cost up front that stops them being built can be covered and that residents can get the benefits over the long term."
Cr Tegg said residents who have access to solar power would benefit from this sort of technology.
"This is something that will benefit our residents particularly the thousands and thousands of them that have put solar panels on their roofs," he said.
"So what's proposed here is, we're not giving away any land at this stage, all we are trying to do is find some locations so that when network providers come knocking...let's identify those spots so that when funding becomes available we can say that our community wants one and this is where we can put it," he said.
"I think it's a really good opportunity for us to get on the front foot."
The majority of councillors supported the motion. The report is expected to be reviewed by councillors at a later date.
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