Distributed energy resourcesProject AGL Virtual Power Plant
This report is the final knowledge sharing obligation for AGL’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project in South Australia. It discusses project outcomes, highlights and challenges, customer experiences, VPP performance, and the commercial value of the project.
The Virtual Power Plant in South Australia (VPP-SA) project was the first VPP project of its scale
announced in Australia in late 2016. The project had ambitions to explore three components of the VPP
value chain, including:
- The sale and installation of 1,000 behind the meter battery energy storage systems (BESS) across metropolitan Adelaide (Customer and Field Operations)
- The technical capabilities of BESS orchestration incorporating both hardware and software performance (Technical Capabilities)
- The accessible value of BESS orchestration including customer solar self-consumption value, network services, and wholesale market services (energy and FCAS) (Value Pool Assessment).