Virtual Power Plants, Purpose-built for Australia
Revolutionizing Australia’s unique energy landscape with mixed asset, multi-market virtual power plants (VPPs)
The Power of Flexibility: Purpose Built for Australia (2:09)
Accelerating Australia’s Pathway to Net Zero
In the dynamic Australian energy market, VPPs are playing a pivotal role in unlocking new revenue streams while providing grid support by balancing supply and demand.
The Autogrid Flex™ VPP platform empowers energy market participants to aggregate, optimize, and monetize energy assets across all classes, device types, and use cases, leveraging distributed energy resources (DERs) at scale to create flexible capacity.
Increase Customer Satisfaction
Hedge Against Market Volatility
Open New Revenue Streams
What is a Virtual Power Plant (VPP)?
A VPP is an aggregated network of DERs that can be remotely controlled and operated to balance the supply and demand of electricity on the grid. A VPP combines devices that store, generate, and shift electricity to help meet peak demand in place of a conventional power plant.
The Ageing Coal Generation Fleet Retires in Australia
Australia has one of the highest penetration of distributed energy resources in the world. Despite this proliferation, regulatory and commercial barriers exist in delivering VPPs at scale, especially in the Commercial and Industrial sector. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) recognizes the broad role the Commercial and Industrial sites can play in accelerating towards net zero.
A Strong Foundation
Aggregating and co-optimizing flexible loads alongside batteries, solar PV, and EVs to establish a solid foundation for mixed asset VPPs
Maximising bill savings against DNSP-specific demand charges and network tariffs for customer sites
ROI + Sustainability Gains
Unlocking wholesale arbitrage, frequency control ancillary services (FCAS), and wholesale demand response (WDRM) to achieve ROI and sustainability targets
Export and Import Limits Met
Managing site-level export and import limits through battery operations and solar PV curtailment
Australia’s Virtual Power Plants Solution Guide: Energy Flexibility for Australian Electricity Market Participants
Five-Minute Market Optimizes VPP Opportunity
Australia’s reformed five-minute market creates a hyper-competitive bidding process that sets the stage for energy retailers and other market participants to embrace the VPP market optimization opportunity.
Empowering the Australian Energy Market with a Comprehensive Toolkit
AutoGrid, the recognized leader in VPP software, offers a comprehensive AI-powered digital platform that enables participants in the Australian energy market to thrive in the new energy economy. With over 8,000 MW of assets under management and experience in 17 countries, we have a proven track record of success.
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Why Australia Is the Virtual Power Plants Market Frontier
The deregulation of Australian energy markets has accelerated reforms that now make VPPs a virtual necessity for intelligent grid management.
Australia Leads with New Mixed-Asset, Multi-Market VPPs
Australia is one of the world’s hot spots for energy innovation. Once a pioneer in deploying renewable energy and isolated power systems.