Schools to transform into Virtual Power Plants as part of recovery

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10 Western Australian schools will be transferred into smart, green virtual power points (VPP).
Solar panel

10 Western Australian schools will be transferred into smart, green virtual power plants (VPP) as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

The ten schools selected to participate in the VPP pilot project include:

  • Belridge Secondary School
  • Baldivis Secondary College
  • Rossmoyne Senior High School
  • Butler College
  • Coastal Lakes College, Lakelands
  • Success Primary School
  • Gilmore College, Orelia
  • Joseph Banks Secondary College, Banksia Grove
  • Comet Bay Primary School, Secret Harbour
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School.  

Each school will receive commercial batteries and solar panels - if they do not already have them. The batteries will enable schools to store their excess energy for later use, which will assist with grid stability.

This initiative forms part of the McGowan Government's Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap - for transitioning towards a cleaner, energy future.

 The $4 million investment forms part of the WA Government's $66.3 million renewable energy technologies package from the WA Recovery Plan, which will boost innovative, clean energy projects throughout Western Australia.

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Page reviewed 10 November 2020