Virtual Power Plants


Virtual power plants, or VPPs, are an emerging technology that has the potential to facilitate the shift from centralised to decentralised energy, provide additional income for battery system owners and provide network stability and system balancing support. This online three-part sprint course is aimed at anyone interested in joining a virtual power plant, or who is just excited to learn more about how the technology works. Upon completion of the course, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of VPPs, the value proposition to participants, how to compare offerings from different VPP operators and the challenges moving forward for the VPP industry.

This course consists of three videos that are 15 minutes in total, with a short quiz after each video. Successful completion of the quizzes will provide the participant with a GSES certificate of completion.

This course is eligible for 15 CPD points with the Clean Energy Council (CEC) if completed prior to 17th Dec and one hour professional development with Engineers Australia

Enrolment Instructions:

 Students gain immediate access to the full course upon enrolment. 

  • If you are enrolling yourself in this course, do NOT tick the “Purchase for someone else” box. Your account on this website, created during checkout or a previous purchase, will provide the details required for your automatic account creation on our student training portal. You will receive course login details via email within a few minutes after purchase.
  • If you are enrolling one or more students other than yourself, please tick the “Purchase for someone else” box. You will receive an email within a few minutes after purchase. Use the link included in this email to enter the student/s details (this may include yourself), and the accounts will be created on our student training portal.
  • Ensure names are entered as they should appear on the completion certificate. Student’s names and email addresses can only be altered after enrolment by GSES staff. Ensure email addresses are entered correctly, as this is how course access is provided.

If you experience any technical issues during enrolment, please contact the GSES office on or +61 2 9024 5312. Staff will be available to assist during business hours only (AEST/AEDT).


There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Materials and Equipment

A computer, laptop, tablet, or phone with reliable internet access is required.

Delivery Method and Duration

This online webinar consists of three videos that are 15 minutes in total, with a short quiz after each video. The course includes 12 months access.

Cancellation and Refunds

A full refund is available within 14 days of purchase, on the condition that the student/s have not yet logged into the student portal. Due to the online nature of the course, no refunds are possible once the course has been accessed on the student portal.

Training Outcome

Students can download a GSES certificate of completion stating they have completed the Virtual Power Plants webinar course. Clean Energy Council accredited designers/installers who complete the course prior to 17th December 2021 will be eligible for 15 CPD points.

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