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sonnen GmbH | June 12, 2024

sonnen partners with Tibber in Sweden to offer its virtual power plant with a dynamic power tariff

June 12th, 2024, Wildpoldsried, Germany – sonnen’s virtual power plant (sonnenVPP) is now available in Sweden as part of a tailored power tariff service offered in collaboration with Tibber. 

The partnership combines sonnen's many years of experience in operating virtual power plants (VPP) with Tibber's expertise as a pioneer of dynamic electricity tariffs in Sweden. sonnenBatterie customers can now join the sonnenVPP by booking a suitable dynamic electricity tariff from Tibber.

“Our technology helps stabilise the electricity grid, benefiting both prosumers and grid operators,” says Wenzel Brühl, VP Growth Markets at sonnen. “sonnenVPP is now available to all our Swedish customers.”

While the sonnenBatterie is still primarily used for the customer's own consumption, they can also benefit financially from the grid-friendly operation of the sonnenBatterie in the VPP. Customers receive additional income for their batteries' participation in the frequency containment reserve (FCR) market, while ensuring the stability of the electricity grid. In addition, the sonnen technology is connected to the spot market so that the battery system is charged with the cheapest electricity if there is not enough self-generated electricity available. These benefits are channeled to the battery owners through Tibber’s dynamic electricity tariff.

Due to the current regulatory framework, sonnenVPP customers have the option of choosing between either the subsidy or participating in the sonnenVPP. Each sonnen partner can support customers in their energy transition and determine the best choice for the homeowner. 

sonnenBatteries have a 10-year/10,000-cycle warranty and are designed to last 20 years. 

“Consumer flexibility and market digitalisation are key to enabling the energy transition. We are therefore pleased to support the sonnen team with our local expertise and contribute to advancing the energy transition efforts in Sweden,” says Filip Bertland, Country Director Sweden at Tibber.

Virtual power plants play an important role in developing a more flexible energy system that can balance highly volatile energy sources and higher peak demand periods. They can shift high loads to times with a high demand, and the other way around. That means a better integration of clean energy into the energy system and a reduced need for grid expansion.

 

About sonnen

sonnen is a pioneer in networked and decentralised energy solutions, including energy storage, intelligent e-mobility integrations and smart electricity tariffs that optimise the use of self-generated solar power for households and businesses. The unique sonnenVPP software connects sonnen customers - the sonnenCommunity - to form virtual power plants and integrates them into the energy market. This enables sonnen to generate additional revenue streams for the sonnenCommunity and offers grid operators innovative services to stabilise the electricity grids. The aim is to accelerate the energy transition and realise the vision of clean, affordable energy for all.


The company has developed its pioneering technologies in Germany since 2010 and operates additional sites in Italy, the UK, Australia, Spain and the USA. Since 2019, sonnen has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell and part of the Renewables and Energy Solutions business.