AEMO credits home solar and battery storage VPP with keeping the lights on through a period of record minimum demand in South Australia.
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Sonnen launches new rewards program in Australia, offering cash payments to battery customers participating in a new VPP providing grid stability services.
Evoenergy prepares to launch a government-backed battery storage trial across up to 75 solar homes in the all-electric ACT suburb of Ginninderry.
Another 3,000 Powerwall batteries take Tesla SA VPP to 54MWh of combined storage to act as a single “power plant” offering services including synthetic inertia.
Intellihub proposes to transform South Australia’s 200,0000-odd residential electric hot water systems into a massive solar battery, to help solve grid stability problems.
Latest AEMO study into virtual power plants shows how household batteries and solar will be critical for managing highs and lows of the grid.
The grid needs additional flexible capacity from alternate sources such as VPPs for stability, to reduce power prices and prevent broader outages. And they deliver unique benefits to hospitals.
After a successful phase one, Ausgrid launches second phase of household battery-based virtual power plant, with two new “aggregator” partners – ShineHub and Evergen.
Tesla data shows how household batteries orchestrated through “virtual power plants” provide critical system security services and push down costs for all consumers.
All-electric, solar housing complex in Utah to feature a Sonnen battery inside all 600 apartments, in deliberate design “statement” unlikely to be replicated in Australia any time soon.