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Virtual Power Plant
What is a Virtual Power Plant?

A Virtual Power Plant (VPP for short) is a network of energy storage systems that are centrally managed by software to provide energy to the grid during times of peak demand. 

Virtual Power Plants allow renewable energy to be harnessed quickly, keeping the network stable and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

Why you’ll love EnergyAustralia’s PowerResponse Virtual Power Plant

Savings. You can take your battery to the bank with regular monthly bill credits – even if we don’t access the energy in your storage system.

Smarts. We use cloud-based technology to make the most of your battery, and we’ll tell you by text the next business day after we run an event where we accessed your system.

Simplicity. Sit back and relax knowing that we’ll take care of the set up. You’ll also have easy access to view your bill credits online through My Account1.

Sustainability. With great power comes great responsibility. By adding your renewables to the network, you’ll be part of the future of energy in Australia.

Who can join the PowerResponse Virtual Power Plant?

     Residential households in Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and South Australia

     Owners of compatible solar and energy storage batteries which are installed and online

   Electricity customers who are already with EnergyAustralia or are prepared to join

   Households who have no members dependent on life support.

View full terms and conditions of the program 

Got further questions?

Our virtual power plant program has changed over time, but you can always refer to the terms and conditions of the offer that applies to you online or by checking the welcome email you received when you joined.

And if you need to know anything else, check out our frequently asked questions.

 1. Bill credits will be available to view in My Account within 15 business days after the end of the calendar month. They will appear on your next bill after this date.

This is a 12-month program. EnergyAustralia will need to validate that your energy storage system is compatible with our PowerResponse Virtual Power Plant program before you join. If, as part of an event, we discharge electricity from the energy storage device back to the grid, you will receive your solar feed-in tariff (if your current plan provides for a feed-in tariff) in addition to the bill credit. If we draw electricity from the grid to charge your energy storage device as part of an event, this consumption will appear on your energy bill and you will be required to pay for it. Offer subject to change without notice. View full terms and conditions.