Greens call for aluminium smelter to be upgraded to serve as “reverse battery”

RENEW ECONOMY | The Victorian Greens have presented a green Covid-19 recovery package, which includes funding an upgrade to the Portland Aluminium smelter to allow it to act as a “reverse battery” while being powered by wind and solar.

The Victorian Greens have argued that the Victorian government should look to reprioritise an estimated $200 million in subsidies that are provided to the Portland aluminium smelter and apply the funding to allow the smelter to be used as a “reverse battery”.

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