Solar PV R&DProject Simply Energy Virtual Power Plant (VPP)
This final Lessons Learnt Report outlines the progress of the project from November 2020 to July 2022. It follows on from the previous Lessons Learnt Report published in October 2020.
VPPx is an ARENA-funded project which commenced in March 2018 and has been working to build the first virtual power plant (VPP) that will integrate with a distributed energy market platform. The project is led by Simply Energy and involves a consortium of project partners including technology vendor GreenSync, Tesla and distribution network service provider SA Power Networks (SAPN). At completion at the end of March 2022, the VPP was hosting 1,363 home battery storage systems delivering between 3 and 4MW of flexible capacity to the South Australian (SA) electricity grid. The fleet size currently sits at ~1,540 home battery storage systems and continues to grow.
The purpose of this final Lessons Learned report is to account for the progress of the project from November 2020 to July 2022. It follows on from the previous lesson learned report published in October 2020.