South Australian trial provides blueprint for VPP integration

February 10th, 2021

PV Magazine (Australia), Other, 09/02/2021
Australia’s record-breaking uptake of small-scale rooftop solar and growing interest in home battery systems almost guarantee virtual power plants (VPP) will play a key role in the nation’s energy system into the future and Energy Networks Australia (ENA) has identified the “blueprint” for their successful integration into the grid. […] During the trial, SA Power Networks worked with Tesla, the CSIRO and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to provide a real-time data feed of available local network capacity to the VPP, enabling it to export more energy to the market but operate within the network’s technical limits.

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