The largest “virtual power plant” in the world will emerge in Adelaide, the capital city of the state of South Australia.
With the support of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, AGL, an energy company, plans to connect a hundred of batteries linked with solar panel systems in Adelaide, reports Sydney Herald Tribune on the 5th of August.
According to AGL's representative, the project will help to avoid the need to source electricity from local power stations and to dampen a volatile wholesale electricity price in South Australia.
The project is estimated at $20m.
“The virtual power plant will be capable of storing 7 MWh of energy, with an output equivalent to a 5 MW solar peaking plant,” AGL chief executive Andy Vesey said.