Power2U Program

Battery Virtual Power Plant Trial

 

Ausgrid is partnering with Reposit Power and hundreds of customers to create a virtual power plant (VPP).  The 1 megawatt virtual power plant will help Ausgrid develop innovative demand management solutions that allows Ausgrid to deliver more flexible grid services to customers. 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, a demand response market provider specialising in providing battery management services to residential customers, marks the first stage of the program. To enable greater customer choice and expand the VPP, Ausgrid will seek the interest of other demand response market providers later in 2019.

How does it 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.

If you would like to contact Ausgrid about this project contact us at vpp@ausgrid.com.au.

Are you interested in participating?

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 to register to join Ausgrid’s VPP.

If you are using or prefer to use an alternative battery management provider, you may be eligible soon. Ausgrid will be expanding the program to new providers later this year. To express your interest to join Ausgrid’s VPP and so that we can notify you when the project expands please provide us with your details here.

If you are a market provider and interested in participating in Ausgrid's VPP please provide your contact details at Register For Updates.

Further information: Read the Media Release

FAQ's

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