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 marked the first stage of the program with hundreds of customers combining to form a 1 megawatt virtual power plant. We are now seeking additional demand response providers to expand the scope and scale of the VPP and enable greater customer choice.

VPP Expansion Request for Proposals - submissions due 13 June 2019

Ausgrid is seeking interest from demand response providers to supply battery VPP services to expand the Ausgrid Virtual Power Plant. If you are a demand response provider and interested in joining Ausgrid's VPP, please refer to our Request for Proposals at Ausgrid's Tenderlink portal (Ref: AUSGRD-862192).

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 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 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. To express your interest to join Ausgrid’s VPP and so that we can notify you about which other market providers have joined the VPP please provide us with your details here.

Further information: Read the Media Release

FAQ's

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