Adding another tier 1 manufacturer to its list of integration partners, SwitchDin has established a testing site with German battery manufacturer VARTA on the path to full integration with the company’s ‘pulse 6’ storage system.Read More
Last week we made a presentation about virtual power plant participation models at the Smart Energy Conference in Sydney.
The presentation covered the different options for households and businesses to partake in virtual power plant programs - from equipment choices to program & incentive types.Read More
Distributed energy is the future of Australia’s electricity system. The Australian Energy Networks Association (AENA) anticipates that by 2027 40% of energy consumers will have a distributed energy resource (DER) on site. This number is expected to surge to nearly 70% by 2050. Industry bodies such as the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) - among others - have made similar projections. Many of these will take part in virtual power plant (VPP) programs, which reward system owners for supplying services into the energy system.Read More
High temperatures pushed electricity demand close to the levels of available generation, which led to extremely high wholesale energy prices as more expensive generation was require in both states, and ‘load shedding’ - i.e. utility initiated power outages - was implemented in Victoria.Read More
This presentation by our CEO Dr Andrew Mears provides an overview of the role that standardisation (via edge computing) will play in Australia’s increasingly decentralised energy system.Read More
Complexity is one of the biggest challenges in distributed energy resource management & virtual power plant operation. Part 1 of this series (based on our white paper) covers complexity, while security is the focus of the part 2.Read More