Battery storageProject Tesla Virtual Power Plant
This Lessons Learnt Report looks at the third milestone period for the project and discusses lessons related to achieving the installation target of 1,500 Phase 3A battery systems.
Tesla Motors Australia, Pty. Ltd. (Tesla) is pleased to provide ARENA with the second Lessons Learnt report of Phase 3A of our flagship virtual power plant (VPP) project, the South Australia Virtual Power Plant (SAVPP). This report is provided following the installation of 1,500 Phase 3A systems on SA Housing Authority (SAHA) properties in South Australia.
With a goal of deploying up to 50,000 solar and Powerwall systems, the first Lessons Learnt report was an introduction to the mission, plan, and initial findings Tesla has collated through the deployment of an initial 500 systems. The SAVPP is supported by funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), and the South Australian Government’s Grid Scale Storage Fund (GSSF), and Tesla has been working collaboratively with SAHA and SA Power Networks (SAPN) to deploy VPP systems and test services.