The South Australia Virtual Power Plant Project Stage II is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in South Australia, Australia.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and was commissioned in 2021.


The South Australia Virtual Power Plant Project Stage II was developed by AGL Energy.

Contractors involved

AGL Energy, LG Chem and Tesla have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The project is a part of AGL Energy Ltd’s South Australia Virtual Power Plant program. The program will be funded via a AU$2 million grant ($1.59 million USD), and a AU$30 million ($23.8 million USD) loan from a state-funded technology fund. The project has a total value of AU$800 million ($634 million USD), which will also be funded by investors.

About AGL Energy

AGL Energy Ltd (AGL) is an integrated energy company that owns, operates and develops energy assets and provides natural gas, electricity, solar photovoltaic solutions and related products and services. The company’s power generation portfolio includes coal, gas, hydro, wind, solar, landfill and biomass based power generation facilities. It also invests and operates natural gas exploration, development and production tenements and operates natural gas storage facilities. The company serves wholesale markets, consumer markets and business customers across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland in Australia. AGL is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.


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