virtual power plant

WA VPP project promises 90% solar self-consumption for cost of “a coffee a day”

Australia's "first" privately funded VPP hopes to sign up 1000 homes and businesses in south-west WA to zero up-front cost deal for solar and battery storage.

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Victoria solar rebate: Let’s make those 650,000 systems VPP-ready

By encouraging households to install a VPP-ready, ‘smart’ solar system, the Victorian government can plant the seeds for the distributed, renewables-based grid of the future.

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NSW regional council weighs building its own solar grid

NSW shire of Parkes to explore feasibility of building its own “virtual solar network,” based on existing PV investments and future solar and storage installs.

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Explainer: 12 things to know about Tesla’s world’s biggest virtual power plant

How will the Tesla virtual power plant work? Who benefits and why will households pay so much for solar and storage on their rooftops? These and other questions about the world's largest VPP.

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Energy Queensland taps people power to shore up summer grid

As the federal government continues to court coal, state-owned Energy Queensland has partnered with Melbourne tech start-up GreenSync to tap state's distributed renewable energy customers, including the nearly 30% of homes with rooftop solar, and create a virtual power plant ahead of peak summer demand.

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What are virtual power plants, and how will they change the energy business?

Virtual power plants and transactive energy: What, exactly, are they? And why does a leading microgrid analyst see them changing the way the power industry does business?

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Going virtual – not off grid – the solution to 21st Century power

Consumers want to take back control of their power supply, but is going off grid really the best use of solar and storage?

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German battery maker to offer “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage "free" electricity deal to muscle in on Australia's peaking power market.

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World’s largest virtual power plant trial a big hit with SA consumers

AGL Energy says SA virtual power plant well ahead of schedule after 150 first round battery systems snapped up by consumers.

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