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Virtual Power Plant

Power Ledger and wholesale energy retailer Powerclub have joined with one of the world’s largest solar battery manufacturers, sonnen and solar panel provider, Natural Solar to bring greater savings to Australians. Phase One of the VPP will be rolled out in South Australia, with generous Government rebates available until 15 April 2020.

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What is a VPP?

A VPP is a virtual network of home solar and battery storage systems, connected through cloud-based software that manages the flow of clean electricity to maximise your revenue. The VPP technology is triggered to export your excess solar energy when wholesale market prices peak, giving you the highest return on investment while supporting the electricity grid with clean solar power.

When operating as a VPP, households and businesses can sell their stored battery electricity during price spikes to pay back the investment in their systems faster, or even make a passive income profit.

How does the VPP work?

Power Ledger’s VPP platform monitors the energy market and sets price spike alerts. When demand jumps, energy retailers automatically draw power from the VPP and the households receive income from excess solar stored in their battery.

Powerclub’s Members will gain access to Power Ledger’s technology and discounted home battery systems, enabling households to profit from power price spikes and demand shortages to leverage the wholesale market.

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Benefits

Up to $3,000 in estimated annual savings and revenue.

Payback your investment in solar battery storage up to four years faster.

Highlights

  • Eligible participants can access up to $6,000 in rebates through the South Australian battery subsidy scheme
  • First 20 installations receive A$500 discount for participating
  • First year free Powerclub membership and additional $250 Powerbank account credit
  • System installation includes 2 years free access to VPP Technology
  • No exit fees or fixed term contract

Essential requirements

  • Households will need to have (or install) a 10kWh sonnen 9.53 battery and their own solar panels. Households will need to switch their electricity connection to a partner retailer participating in the VPP program
  • Smart meter/advanced meter capable of providing interval meter data. Your selected retailer will be able to arrange it for you once you sign up for the program
  • Internet connection, either wired or wireless
  • Phase 1 will be rolled out to South Australians, with up to $6,000 SA Government rebate

Getting started

Step 1

A team member will contact you to assess your current energy provider and retailer.

Step 2

Additional infrastructure may need to be installed.

Step 3

You will be emailed your Power Ledger account details.

Step 4

Log in to the platform to start trading energy.

Register your interest

Our VPP software enables you to reduce your energy bills to almost zero and potentially earn passive income. We also have industry partnerships that will get you great deals on solar panels and batteries. Register your interest today.

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