Power2U Program

Battery Virtual Power Plant Trial

 

Ausgrid’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) is growing and you can be a part of this exciting and innovative demand management trial. This project will show us how the grid can integrate with renewables, partner with industry and customers to maximise grid efficiency benefits and reduce costs for customers. Ausgrid’s partnership with Reposit Power, Evergen and ShineHub has enabled us to offer more choice for hundreds and potentially thousands of customers to join Ausgrid's virtual power plant.

Phase I Summary Report - to read the summary report from Phase 1 of this project click here. Further updates on trial results will be published here soon.

Ausgrid's VPP has Expanded - Ausgrid continues to offer the trial with Reposit Power customers who are on Ausgrid’s network and has expanded the scope and scale of the VPP with our latest partnership with Evergen and Shinehubs’ customers.

How does the VPP work?

VPP 

 

A virtual power plant is a network of decentralised small-scale generators that work together to help power the home and businesses connected to the grid. In return, participating customers are paid for the energy they supply, lowering their energy costs. And by dispatching, storing and delivering solar directly from customers’ batteries when required, the VPP will enable Ausgrid to increase the flexibility of the grid eventually leading to lower costs for everyone on the grid. We have provided more detailed information about the trial in our FAQ’s below. 

Are you an Ausgrid customer who is interested in joining our VPP?

Ausgrid’s VPP accepts trial participants through registered demand response market providers only.  At this stage of the project, only Reposit Power is registered. If you are currently a Reposit Power customer or interested in becoming one and you are in Ausgrid’s network area, then you can join now. Contact Reposit Power, Evergen or ShineHub to register to join Ausgrid’s VPP.  

Further information:

Read the Media Release

VPP Expansion with ShineHub, Nine coverage

NSW Government Empowering Homes Program – trial in the Hunter region that enables eligible homeowners access interest-free loans to install solar battery systems.

 

FAQ's

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