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. 

How does the VPP work?

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. 

VPP 

 

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

Ausgrid’s VPP accepts trial participants only through registered demand response market providers.  If you are interested in participating in our trial and you are in Ausgrid’s network area, then you can join now by contacting either Reposit Power, Evergen or ShineHub to register to join Ausgrid’s VPP.  

Read Ausgrid’s VPP Project Reports

Read the latest updates on our research activities in the trial with our selected battery providers:

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

Find out more about this project