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Ausgrid's Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Trial explores how the grid can integrate with renewables and partner with industry and customers to maximise grid efficiency and reduce costs for customers.
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.
Read the latest updates on our research activities in the trial with our selected battery providers:
NSW Government Empowering Homes Program – trial in the Hunter region that enables eligible homeowners access interest-free loans to install solar battery systems.