South Australia's Virtual Power Plant (VPP) was the first to participate in Australia’s National Energy Market.

This Scheme was designed to demonstrate the viability of a VPP to reduce energy costs for households and support the energy grid.

The first trial phase was completed in 2019 and involved fitting 1,100 social housing properties with solar and battery storage systems.  Phase 3 of the scheme is now delivering smart systems to a further 3,000 properties, including battery only programs, with plans to have up to 50,000 South Australian homes connected over time.