Solar and Renewables

What is a virtual power plant?

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A virtual power plant put simply is a collection of individual batteries that are managed in unison to help support the grid.


AGL’s Virtual Power Plant will involve the installation of 1000 batteries in individual households, helping to power customers’ homes while demonstrating new ways of managing grid stability.


The battery installed in your home stores excess solar energy produced by your system. This can help you to use more of your own solar energy and less from the grid. Any energy discharged from the battery will be used by the home first, with any additional energy then exported to the grid, allowing you to receive your standard Retail Feed-in Tariff (RFiT).


In some instances, AGL’s Virtual Power Plant uses the solar energy stored in individual home batteries to help support the electricity grid during peak usage times, helping you to use solar energy within your home while helping to increase grid stability for the community.


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 battery technology at a great price. Visit to learn more.


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