Connect your solar battery to AGL's Virtual Power Plant and become part of a network that's lending the grid a helping hand.
Our virtual power plant is designed to build a more reliable electricity grid by creating a connected network of home solar batteries. It can be used to help take pressure off the grid, like on a hot day when everyone turns the aircon on and the grid struggles.
By joining our VPP, we'll actively manage your battery, up to 30 times a year. You'll get credits, and a one-off bonus, towards your bill for taking part. Plus, you'll still get your AGL solar feed-in tariff when you supply energy back to the grid.
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Why should I sign up?
Maximise your battery investmentSign up bonus, quarterly credits + AGL solar feed-in tariff
Award winning innovationReceived 2020 Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence Award for our Bring your own Battery offer
Be part of a solutionStart building new ways to make energy more affordable and reliable.
Join a network of connected batteries
AGL's Virtual Power Plant works as an add-on to an AGL electricity plan. No installation required.
Support the grid when neededAGL will actively manage your battery up to 30 times a year. That means we'll either direct your battery to discharge energy to power your home (with any excess going to the grid), charge it with solar or grid power, or simply hold its state of charge steady.
Be rewarded with up to $280 in creditsGet a $45 quarterly credit and a one-off $100 sign-up bonus towards your AGL electricity bill over your first 12 months. That's on top of any other benefits your current electricity plan offers and the AGL solar feed-in tariff you get when you supply energy back to the grid.
Get peace of mind with your powerWe'll leave stored energy to use when you need it, if you have backup power set up.
Compatible solar batteries
LG Chem RESU+ SolarEdge inverter with HD-Wave technology
LG Chem RESU+ SolarEdge StorEdge inverter
Connect to AGL's Virtual Power Plant
$100 one-off sign-up bonus
$45 quarterly credit
or equivalent in line with your billing cycle
Add on to an AGL electricity plan
No exit fee
No lock-in contract
Up to 30 times a year
Reserved backup power (as per your set up)
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LG Chem RESU + SolarEdge inverter with HD-Wave technology
LG Chem RESU + SolarEdge StorEdge inverter
Tesla Powerwall 2
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Have an operating solar system
Have a reliable internet connection
Are not already participating in a virtual power plant
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Learn more about connecting to AGL's Virtual Power Plant and our commitment to battery power.
A virtual power plant, or VPP for short, is sometimes used to refer to a network of connected solar batteries that can be managed as one.
The idea is that individual batteries can be coordinated, and in doing so become a pop-up power plant. So small amounts of energy stored in individual batteries can become a large amount of controllable energy. This can help stabilise the electricity grid and contribute to making energy more affordable in the future.
How your battery is remotely managed depends on the circumstances at the time. It's based on the best way we think can help take pressure off the grid.
Sometimes we’ll discharge energy from your battery and power your home. Any leftover energy will be supplied to the grid and you’ll receive your AGL feed-in tariff as per your AGL electricity plan.
Other times, we’ll either charge your battery from your solar system, or charge it from the grid (and you’ll pay your usual grid rate). There may also be times when we just hold your battery’s charge steady.
We’re not quite ready to sign up all solar batteries, other than Tesla Powerwall 2 or an LG Chem RESU with either the SolarEdge StorEdge inverter or SolarEdge inverter with HD-Wave technology.
Let us know if you have a different battery or inverter type and we'll work hard to include it in AGL's Virtual Power Plant in the future. Email us anytime at email@example.com.