VPP vs Natural Gas: The Fight Continues!

We’re making progress in our fight against natural gas. Our Virtual Power Plant is growing and VPP events are occurring more frequently

If you’ve been following our blog, you know we’re taking on the natural gas industry – and we aim to win! That’s why we’ve created the ShineHub Community Virtual Power Plant.

Our VPP is a network of home batteries that can supply on-demand power to stabilise the grid. And when that happens, you get paid a premium rate of $0.45/kWh! The powers that be want to strip mine our natural environment to achieve this same goal. But we have a vision. A vision of cleaner power, harnessed from the sun by real homeowners and distributed to the community! And that vision can put natural gas on the backburner once and for all!

We’re well on our way to achieving that vision. So, we thought we’d give you an update on the current state of the fight. This is a fight for the future, so it’s going to be a long one. But it’s a future worth fighting for. A fairer future, a greener future, and a more profitable future for everyday people.

Want to join the fight for Australia’s energy future? Book a free consultation to sign up to our VPP!

Our VPP is Growing

Expanding the size of our VPP gives us the power we need to compete with the fossil fuels industry.

Fossil fuels is the right term, because that industry is a dinosaur. It’s slow, unresponsive, and is trudging towards extinction. But, like a dinosaur, it’s also big. And if we want to take it out, we need to be big too.

The good news is that we’re well on our way! Our Community VPP is now 3,000+ batteries strong with 33.94MWh active on the platform that we can draw on to help stabilise the grid.

Let’s put that in perspective. At that size, the ShineHub Community VPP now has the potential to produce more than six time the amount of power per hour than the AGL natural gas plant at Regency Park! Since we launched our VPP we have created a potential power source as large as many traditional power plants. And we are still just getting started.

Our ambition for this project is massive. We aim to transform the way power is made in this country. By creating responsive on-demand energy from the sun, we’ll put fossil fuels where they belong… in a museum!

We’re building a new, better future together. And as we get closer to realising the dream, you’ll make more and more money.

How? Well, we were just getting to that!

More VPP Events = More Money!

As we grow the size of our Virtual Power Plant, we’re also increasing the frequency of VPP events.

What does this mean? A VPP event is what we call it when your battery supplies excess power to support the grid. And every time that happens, you get paid a premium rate of $0.45/kWh for the energy you send. So the more VPP events that occur, the more money you earn from your participation.

The ShineHub Community VPP is currently averaging two VPP events per week in 2023. That’s two instances every week where your power will be used to support the grid. And that means two times a week that you’re getting paid for your extra power!

VPP events will only increase in frequency from here. As we add more and more battery power to the ShineHub Community VPP, the positive impact it can have increases too! And that makes it more attractive as a technique for providing stable, cleaner power to the general community.

And remember, even if you have to use grid power to make up for the power the VPP events take – it doesn’t matter! You’ll always be making more money for the power you sell than the power you’re using costs you. On top of that, you contribute to a more stable power infrastructure for your community. It’s a win-win!

If you join the VPP now, you’re getting in on the ground floor. It’s only up from here!

What’s Next: Bigger, Faster, Better

We’re all about simplicity. And our plan is the definition of simplicity.

1. We’re Getting Bigger!

By building the size of our VPP, we can ensure that more everyday people are getting paid a premium for their battery power. Plus provide more stability for Australians everywhere!

2. We’re Getting Faster!

By increasing the frequency of VPP events, we ensure that anyone on the VPP will make more money in the same amount of time. Remember – this is passive income. You don’t need to do anything other than sign up and let us handle the rest!

If we achieve those two simple goals, community-produced solar will become indispensable for the stability of the grid. And that can change everything!

Say goodbye to the old dinosaur! It’s time for Australia’s energy infrastructure to enter the 21st century!

Ready to make a difference and make money at the same time? Book a free consultation and find out if you can join our VPP!

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