Ausgrid deploys second community energy battery in Sydney suburb of Bankstown as part of two year trial.
Ausgrid reveals plan to turn streetside power kiosks into EV chargers, making electric vehicle charging more accessible in Sydney with start-up Jolt.
After a successful phase one, Ausgrid launches second phase of household battery-based virtual power plant, with two new “aggregator” partners – ShineHub and Evergen.
Ausgrid looks it expand virtual power plant after succesful first trial, embracing AEMC’s vision of a digital future for energy.
Network operator Ausgrid seeking proposals to expand its virtual power plant, targeting the estimated 5,000 batteries within its network and help defray investment costs.
Ausgrid and Reposit launch trial 1MW virtual power plant linking the rooftop solar and battery storage of 233 customers across 170 suburbs.
Networks have gone from raising the drawbridge to lowering it, inviting new technologies and ideas on to their platform. Soon they’ll be competing for the consumer.
Ausgrid offers big incentives for rooftop solar in Sydney, so it can save on network costs. It’s a welcome change from the usual narrative about how rooftop solar is a burden to networks and consumers. Are battery storage and micro-grids next?
The sale of Ausgrid has been hailed in many quarters, but consumers have little to celebrate. The price locks in “gold plating” and may lead to higher fixed charges as more consumers turn to solar and storage and the networks look to protect their revenue streams.
NSW says it has accepted an unsolicited offer from Australian Super and IFM investors to buy 50.4% of utility Ausgrid for just over $16bn.