Australia tests residential solar+storage as a virtual power plant

By renewableenergyworldcontentteam Project Symphony will investigate the use of distributed energy resources in Western Australia’s energy market.

The Au$35.5 million (US$25 million) project being led by the Western Australia state power supplier Western Power aims to recruit around 500 customers with over 900 distributed energy resources including rooftop solar, batteries, and smart appliances to manage as a virtual power plant (VPP).

As the project evolves, additional assets will be brought online with the involvement of third-party aggregators.

The aim of the project is to explore and better understand how the use of the distributed resources can provide benefits to customer affordability and network security, reduce

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