About The Forum

Australia’s energy sector has been transforming constantly, production of renewable energy rising, partly owing to the realization that burning fossil fuels for electricity was contributing to climate change, along with Australia’s potential to generate energy from green sources, and its commitment to international environmental goals.

Virtual Power Plants are now the talk of the town. More nuanced systems are being developed to integrate large numbers of small scale solar systems and batteries into the grid. Once successful, they will be able to apply market principles to deploy and reward these distributed energy resources (DERs).

The 2nd Virtual Power Plants, Microgrid, Large Scale Solar And Energy Storage Innovations Forum will provide the most timely, important platform to accelerate the further adoption of microgrids, renewable energy technologies, the Internet of Energy, allowing consumers to use energy more efficiently and presaging the Rise of the Prosumer.

This event, a key industry gathering of international smart grids experts, VPP exemplars, energy storage innovators, new power project owners, energy government market regulators, electric power professionals & scientists, is a top-of-the-range value-added learning opportunity and excellent showcase of new energy technologies and innovations accompanying that you cannot miss! Mark 29 November – 1 December 2021 in your calendars now!

Forum Highlights

  1. Customer Experience In A Residential Battery VPP – AGL’s Experience From Its South Australian Virtual Power Plant
  2. How Northern Beaches Council Switched To 100% Renewable-Sourced Electricity And Is Working Towards Net Zero With Their Community
  3. Battery Storage And Grid Integration: VPP Capabilities And New Models Of Storage Deployment And Customer Representation
  4. How Prosumer Can Lead To Network Effects Of Distributed Energy Resources
  5. Why Should Technical Integration Be The First Priority In Integrating Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
  6. Australia’s First And Largest Hybrid Energy Storage System As Part Of Microgrid That Can Cover 20 Buildings
  7. How MyTown Microgrid Takes An Innovative Approach To Microgrid Feasibility Using Cutting Edge IoT Technology
  8. Australia’s Rapid Solar & Wind Deployment And Implications For Electricity Prices And Emissions Reductions
  9. Implications Of The New Framework That Allows DNSPs To Take Customers Off Grid
  10. Nevertire Solar Farm: Insights From A Large-Scale Solar Project To Provide Affordable, Reliable And Sustainable Electricity For Australians
  11. Horizon Power’s Case Study: How Australia’s First Remote Microgrid Uses Renewable Hydrogen Generation To Supply Over 50% Of Energy Needs

Past Virtual Power Plant Forum Testimonials

  • “All the speakers were capable and knowledgeable!”
    Cummins South Pacific
  • “There were many new ideas and good speakers. I appreciated hearing about the updates on what the industry is working on.”
    Australian Energy Market Operator
  • “Amazing caliber of speakers!”
    DNV GL
  • “The venue was really nice and there was a good variety of attendees and speakers.”
    Central Coast Council

Past Participating Companies

  • ABB
  • AGL Energy
  • Air Future Group
  • Ausnet Services
  • Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
  • Australian Energy Market Operatory (AEMO)
  • Australian National University
  • Balance Utility Solutions
  • Byron Shire Council
  • Central Coast Council
  • City West Water
  • Clean Energy Council
  • CleanCo Queensland
  • CS Energy
  • Cummins South Pacific
  • DNV GL
  • Energetics
  • Energus
  • Energy Australia
  • Energy Safe Australia
  • European Energy
  • Flow Power
  • Green Guys Solar
  • GWMWater
  • Hanwha Energy Retail Australia
  • Horizon Power
  • Lendlease
  • Monash University
  • New Energy
  • Osaka Gas Australia
  • Power Ledge
  • RAA
  • Reposit Power
  • RMIT University
  • Silverpond
  • Snowy Hydro
  • United Energy
  • Water Corporation
  • Woodside Energy
  • Yurika

and many more.