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August 28, 2021

Adelaide-Simply Energy’s Virtual Power Plant, Australia

By Carmen

The Adelaide-Simply Energy’s Virtual Power Plant is a 6,000kW energy storage project located in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018.

Description

The Adelaide-Simply Energy’s Virtual Power Plant is being developed by Simply Energy.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integration and onsite power.

Contractors involved

Simply Energy is the developer. Tesla is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

Simply Energy has received 7.7 million funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency to develop virtual power plant across Adelaide. The $23 million project will deliver Tesla Powerwall 2 home batteries to up to 1200 Adelaide households representing 6 MW of residential energy storage. A further 2 MW of demand response capacity will be deployed across 10 commercial businesses.

About Simply Energy

Simply Energy, a joint venture between Engie Australia Energy and Mitsui & Co Ltd, is an energy retailer that supplies electricity and gas to residential and commercial customers across Australia. It provides services to a diverse customer base, including residential, commercial and industrial (C&I) customers and small and medium businesses. Its C&I customer base include banking, manufacturing, retail, education, government, hospitality and others. Simple Energy offers energy on fixed price and flexible options. The company has operations spread across Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and New South Wales. Simply Energy is headquartered in Balwyn, Victoria, Australia.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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