Project Symphony is an exciting and innovative pilot where customer Distributed Energy Resources (DER) like rooftop solar, batteries and selected household appliances will be coordinated as a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to explore how DER integration and orchestration can play a part in providing a sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy future for the WA community.
WA has embraced renewable energy in a big way, contributing to cleaner, greener electricity. The shift to greener energy means positive things for the environment, however we are seeing an increased strain on the electricity grid to keep up with this two-way demand. Excess energy is flowing into the grid in the middle of the day when the sun is shining and demand is low, while in the evenings, demand is high and the supply is low.
Because the electricity grid is not designed for this two-way energy flow and fluctuation in supply demand, we need to find new ways to operate the network, which is why Synergy and our partners have launched Project Symphony. The pilot is in its early stages and eligible customers will be contacted directly with the opportunity to express their interest to participate.