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Nichola AGL Employee
05-04-2017

Re: VPP - Virtual Power Plant

The additional products and services that we offer to make the battery installations possible or peronalise the installation so our customers can maximise the benefit of the battery are not about making money, rather about passing on the costs of the additional work. We made estimates at the commencement of the project about the cost of providing this backup power option, but since revised it based on experience. It's great you are considering the cost and the personal benefit and making an inf ...
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Nichola AGL Employee
06-03-2017

Re: VPP - Virtual Power Plant

Thanks for your message Chris and I'm so pleased to hear you had a great install experience. We've put a lot of effort into ensuring installs are efficient and safe, as well as leaving the premises clean and tidy so I'll pass your positive feedback onto the install team. And thank you for sharing details with your friends as well. We really appreciate the endorsement.
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Nichola AGL Employee
04-04-2017

Re: VPP - Virtual Power Plant

Hi and thanks for your interest in our battery backup solution. To enable your battery with the grid back-up option, we remove the circuits that you select for back-up from your existing switchboard. These back-up circuits are then reconnected in to a separate sub-board that includes a changeover switch. A separate battery supply is then wired into this sub-board which requires additional cabling. The changeover switch enables the backup circuits to be isolated in the event of a grid-outage, an ...
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Nichola AGL Employee
17-02-2017

Re: VPP - Virtual Power Plant

Hi, We’re excited to update you all that over the next few days AGL will be running the first demonstrations of the virtual power plant and connected battery technology, starting today.This means that AGL will actively manage the batteries that make up the virtual power plant, so they operate in unison. How do virtual power plant demonstrations like this work? Basically, in a coordinated way, connected batteries will be directed to charge or discharge energy. If the battery discharges energy, ...
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