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JeremyH Retired AGL Moderator
14-11-2016

Do I need to remain connected to the grid if I’m part of the virtual power plant?

Yes. We’ll need your home to stay connected to the electricity grid to be a part of AGL’s Virtual Power Plant and help to support the grid. This way you can also power your home in the event that your solar system is not generating enough energy and you do not have stored energy in your battery. 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 technolog ...
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JeremyH Retired AGL Moderator
14-11-2016

How long will I participate in AGL’s Virtual Power Plant and can I exit?

The agreement to participate in the Virtual Power Plant is for a 5-year period. To participate in the Virtual Power Plant, you must remain an AGL electricity customer for the 5-year term of the agreement. Unlike other virtual power plant projects in Australia and overseas, you own the battery and/or solar system installed in your home during and after your participation in the program. By participating in AGL’s Virtual Power Plant demonstration project, you will have a battery installed at a ...
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JeremyH Retired AGL Moderator
14-11-2016

How does AGL actively manage my virtual power plant battery?

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 ...
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JeremyH Retired AGL Moderator
14-11-2016

What is the benefit of the virtual power plant?

By being a part of AGL’s virtual power plant you get a discounted battery price, helping you to enjoy the benefits of battery technology in your home for less. You can also store more renewable energy for use when it’s needed, and AGL can actively manage participating batteries to help reduce demand on the grid when it is struggling – like on a hot day when everyone is turning on their air conditioners. That could be by discharging your battery within your home so you draw less from the grid, o ...
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