Should I participate in a VPP?
• VPP program participants have a limited choice of solar batteries available to them, compared to energy storage options currently available in Australia.
• There are VPP subsidies available. Some offer more than others, but all represent one of the cheapest ways to acquire a battery due to the discount over standard market prices.
• Different VPP’s offer different energy plans to participants in the program. The two most important tariffs to check (that is, what you pay/are paid for grid electricity imports/exports) are the feed-in tariff and the usage tariff.
What is a virtual power plant (VPP)?
A Virtual Power Plant — or VPP for short — is a network of decentralized, medium-scale power generating units such as wind farms, solar parks, and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units, as well as flexible power consumers and storage systems. This ...
What does it mean by 'the battery must be virtual power plant (VPP) capable'?
This means the battery can – either at the outset, or at a future point in time - be enrolled as part of a VPP program or remain standalone.
Is there anything I can do to increase my solar system's lifespan?
• Make sure panels are installed properly in first instance • Actively participate in an Operations and Maintenance Services program • Regular cleaning of panels – e.g. hosing off your panels so that their production isn’t decreased by dust, dirt, or ...
Do I have to provide grid support with my battery?
If you are part of a VPP program or you signed a contract with your retailer or DNSP to provide grid support then yes you would have to supply the grid from your battery during times of high demand. These contracts usually have an expiry date so once ...
How does AEF choose suppliers?
Our procurement process is open and transparent to ensure fair access to all suppliers that wish to participate. 1. Find Suppliers - We run open tenders through council-approved procurement platforms such as Tenderlink and/or proactively research and ...