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 allows the high-level VPP operator to run them as though they were one large power plant operating 24hrs/day. A VPP can:
- Sell stored solar power to the grid.
- Get paid for helping keep the grid stable.
- Suck up grid power when it’s cheap and sell it later for a profit.
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.
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 ...
Does a battery provide power during a power outage?
Some batteries allow your home to keep power during a blackout. However, this isn’t a standard feature with all batteries, so if you’re interested in it, let your installer know.
What is 3-phase power?
Source for this info: https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/home-batteries-3-phase/ Three-phase is a type of grid connection. It describes how your home is physically connected to the grid. All grid connected homes in Australia are either: single-phase ...
What appliances can I power during back up?
Some battery storage systems can power your whole house in a blackout, or some may have a power point that you can plug appliances into. Alternatively, your installer may need to wire specific appliances so you can use them in a blackout. It’s ...