Virtual power plants have emerged as an effective way to maximise the value of solar generation and the ability to dispatch energy stored in battery systems at optimum times to support the wider grid. Ausgrid seeks to expand virtual power plant to cut back on network costs
A virtual power plants allows for many battery systems to be aggregated and controlled as through they were one single, larger, storage system, providing an effective mechanism for demand response and a source of additional capacity during times of high demand.
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.
Throughout the two-year trial, Ausgrid will test the ability for a virtual power plant to address peak demand events, as well as maintaining voltage and frequency across the entirety its network.
Ausgrid will provide financial incentives for households participating in the trial and expects that it will deploy the Virtual Power Plant an average of 10-15 times per year.
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