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Stage two of the virtual power plant opens.

Theo Comino
16 December 2016

AGL has sold out its first release of 150 connected batteries, making South Australia one step closer to having the world’s largest virtual power plant (VPP) of its kind.

Executive General Manager New Energy, Elisabeth Brinton said the first offer was so popular the second release of batteries was now open for sale well ahead of schedule.

The 350 batteries released for sale in the second phase will be available to AGL customers that live in Metropolitan Adelaide and meet the eligibility criteria. They will be able to purchase the Sunverge 11.6 kWh battery at $3,849, which includes hardware, software and monitoring services and installation. This battery also includes 50 percent more capacity than the first offer battery, providing AGL customers more opportunity to save on their energy bills.

When complete, the VPP will include 1,000 digital, connected batteries installed at homes and small business across metropolitan Adelaide and will have an output equivalent to a 5 MW solar peaking plant.

For more information see our media release here, or for people interested in being involved or to check their eligibility to the program can register online here or call one of AGL’s battery experts on 1300 447 465.