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How does AGL actively manage my virtual power plant battery?

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Your battery will use energy management software and inbuilt digital technology to help us intelligently manage your battery that allows AGL to send your battery directions.

 

Most of the time, your battery will discharge power to your home so you don’t need to draw as much energy from the grid.

 

Occasionally, your battery will be used to provide a local network support or grid stabilising services, for example when there is high demand or instability in the grid. If that happens, your battery will discharge power to the grid, usually at a time when your battery would be discharging anyway. You will receive your standard Retail Feed-in Tariff (RFiT) when energy stored in the battery is exported to the grid.

 

There may be instances where your battery is charged using energy supplied from the grid. We’ll aim to minimise the impact on your battery performance and potential savings when this occurs. Energy used from the grid will be charged at your contracted energy tariff rate and will be reflected on your AGL electricity bill.

 

If you live in Adelaide and have an existing AGL or non-AGL solar system, you may be eligible to join the final phase of AGL’s Virtual Power Plant. Purchase LG Chem or Tesla Powerwall 2 battery technology at a great price.

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