Virtual Microgrid Technology Could Assist Latrobe Valley Farmers

A study to be carried out in Gippsland

Virtual Microgrid Technology Could Assist Latrobe Valley Farmers

A study will be carried out in the Latrobe Valley this year to investigate whether a virtual microgrid can be set up in the area.

A virtual microgrid is a marketplace which allows connected energy users to buy and sell electricity at a local level, and ultimately would allow up to 200 dairy farms to trade electricity among themselves.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced a $370,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study, which would assess how a virtual microgrid would impact the region. The study is being led by Brooklyn-based energy company LO3 Energy and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

If successful, the microgrid could be rolled out in 2019.

Nick has jumped to the defense of a monkey. Catch up on Nick & Zoe's latest podcast below.

;