The benefits of being in the Loop
Origin Loop is here to accelerate the role of renewables and technology in our lives, and lessen our reliance on fossil fuels.
By taking part, you’ll join a community of savvy energy users and be at the forefront of change here in Australia.
Get better value energy
On average, members who have a solar and battery package can save up to 70 percent or more1 on their energy bills, depending on the size of their system and daily energy usage. Plus, members will receive a monthly credit back for their involvement in the VPP for up to five years.
Be rewarded for your efforts
Each week members can participate in our energy-saving reward program Spike, to earn points that can be redeemed as PayPal cash and gift cards.
Know everthing is working as it should
When your battery is connected to the new grid, our smarts will continually monitor your system’s performance to ensure you’re getting the best value.
Reduce your carbon footprint
By adopting new energy saving habits and systems that connect to our new energy grid, we can reduce our collective reliance on fossil fuels.
Bring power to communities
By allowing us to tap into the power your battery and solar package creates and stores, we can create a stable flow of energy generation and consumption for all.
What is the virtual power plant and how does it work?
Our virtual power plant (VPP) is an intelligent cloud-based system that manages millions of energy assets – from large traditional energy sources and renewable sources like solar, wind and hydro, to your very own solar energy system.
It also draws on a range of data points and resources to manage and deliver power in real time, including:
- weather forecasts
- usage data
- market trends
- historical energy consumption
- Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) requirements.
Our VPP is then able to:
- Use technology to bring together individual energy sources and distribute power to homes and businesses on a large scale.
- Flexibly move between renewable energy sources and traditional energy sources when needed to balance and meet demand.
- Continually monitor and report on the performance of energy exchange between the community and the grid.
Victorian and Queensland solar battery deals
Explore our Origin Loop compatible battery options for eligible Victorian and Queensland postcodes.
- Make the most of a 24 or 60-month interest free payment plan.
- Get a 10-year performance warranty backed by an energy company that's here to stay.
Not a Victorian or Queenslander? Request a quote and we'll get in touch with you to find the best solution for your needs.
Frequently asked questions about the VPP and Origin Loop
The purpose of the virtual power plant is to stabilise energy, reduce pressure on the grid when demand is high and make energy smarter and more sustainable.
Instead of purely relying on traditional fossil fuels, the new grid allows us to create a network of distributed energy resources that can be forecasted and used to meet and manage supply and demand.
The VPP connects thousands of household batteries via our centrally managed network. Using smart technology, our network with charge and discharge your battery to manage and meet demand during peak times.
Learn more about Origin Loop connected products and services
Solar battery systems
Connect an eligible solar battery storage system and inverter to the VPP to receive $240 credit back each year for 5 years.
Register for updates on new trials and discover the benefits of going electric.
1 Based on a sample of 2092 Origin customers using a 10kwh battery with 8.8 kwh available capacity, where their solar panel size is 4kw and their average daytime usage is at 60%. Savings may differ according to your individual usage. Default Market Offer/Victorian Default Offer peak usage rates at 1 June 2021.