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August 30, 2021

Origin Energy-Victoria Virtual Power Plant, Australia

By Carmen

The Origin Energy-Victoria Virtual Power Plant is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Victoria, Australia.

The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2020.

Description

The Origin Energy-Victoria Virtual Power Plant is owned by Origin Energy (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integration and microgrid capability.

Contractors involved

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Origin Energy is the owner of Origin Energy-Victoria Virtual Power Plant.

Additional information

The cloud-based VPP project will distribute power from up to 650 customers with solar PV and batteries during peak periods. For the A$20m ($14.3m) VPP project, the government has agreed to offer a funding of A$4.5m ($3.2m) through its Microgrid Demonstration Initiative grant program.
The grant program has been created to provide A$10m ($7.1m) to support eight state-wide microgrid projects totaling more than A$37m ($26m) in value.

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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