A VPP is a network of homes with battery storage connected through smart technology.- watch the VPP explainer video here.
As electricity supply & demand changes on the national grid, this network of connected homes join together to support the grid, either by releasing energy onto it, or storing energy from it. In return, participating homes are paid an incentive each time their battery storage is called on in this way. The ultimate goal of a VPP is to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by enabling more reliable use of renewables and with this, delivering cheaper electricity for all Australians.
When your battery is connected to Evergen Intelligent Control software, you have the freedom to opt in or out of any eligible VPP that Evergen is operating (normally on behalf of a network operator or energy retailer). However, a VPP must be available in your area and you can only be in one VPP at a time.
How much customers earn will depend upon the number of VPP events that occur (energy released from their battery to the grid) and the structure of the customer incentive. Each VPP trial is run by different operators, for example Energy Australia or Ausgrid, and might have different payment terms and rates.
If you already have Evergen's Intelligent Control connected to your battery, we'll reach out to you when an eligible VPP becomes available - complete the form below.