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Tesla Virtual Power Plant

Find information on what a virtual power plant (VPP) is and how you can join Tesla VPP programs as a Powerwall owner.

What is a Virtual Power Plant

A virtual power plant (VPP) is a network of distributed energy sources such as homes with solar and battery systems, working together as a single power plant. The combined energy of these sources is used to support the electrical grid. Participating members can give the VPP program permission to use their energy as a resource during high demand events and generate value through their participation.

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Tesla VPP Programs

Tesla VPP programs aggregate the clean renewable energy stored in thousands of Powerwalls installed in people’s homes to produce a network of on demand energy that supports your local grid in the most critical times. Tesla VPP programs are designed to: 

  • Stabilize the grid with clean energy
  • Earn you compensation with program-based incentives
  • Maintain your energy security by preserving Powerwall’s ability to provide backup power

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How to Participate if You Own a Powerwall

Depending on the program and area, eligible owners can sign up for Tesla VPP programs in the Tesla app or through a Tesla partner such as a utility, or certified installer.

If you don't own a Powerwall, schedule a virtual consultation with a Tesla Advisor to learn more about Powerwall.