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All New ShineHub Community Virtual Power Plant

Australia's first choose-your-own-retailer Virtual Power Plant!  Get $0.45/kWh for all battery power used for the VPP on top of your regular solar feed in tariff credit. 

Battery owners unite – we’ve just launched an all-new Virtual Power Plant offer that allows you to select any electricity retailer of your choosing!

The feedback we have consistently been receiving from South Australians is that you’re eager to get on board with Virtual Power Plants, but you want the freedom to choose your own electricity retailer and change retailers whenever you want. 

We listened and now we’ve delivered! This is the first, and currently the only, Virtual Power Plant in South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales that doesn’t tie you to one particular energy retailer.


We’ve called this new offering the ‘ShineHub Community VPP’ and here’s how it works:

1.    Connect to the ShineHub Community Virtual Power Plant

2.    Every time power is discharged from your battery to the grid, ShineHub will pay you $0.45/kWh

3.    On top of this, you will also receive your regular solar feed in tariff from your electricity retailer, which is usually in the range of $0.10/kWh to $0.15/kWh


Keep in mind, the going rate for buying grid power in Australia is between $0.25/kWh to $0.35/kWh. Under this plan, you could be earning as much as $0.60/kWh for the power sitting in your battery with your VPP payment and feed in tariff combined. 

So, what are you waiting for? It’s free to get on board, you’re free to pick, choose and switch your energy retailer at any time and there are no lock-in contracts. You have nothing to lose, but plenty of extra dollars to gain!

There are a few conditions – you must have a compatible battery and have home internet to participate. Currently, only Alpha ESS batteries are compatible with the ShineHub Community VPP, but more batteries will be compatible soon!

To sign up and start earning extra bucks from your battery, click here to chat to one of our solar consultants.

Alex Georgiou
Alex is a home energy expert with experience across virtually every area of the industry, ranging from energy efficiency and smart home gear to the latest solar and battery technologies. As co-founder of ShineHub, he is responsible for delivering the best digital experience in the industry for customers as well as managing customer-facing communications.
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