South Australia is set to provide energy to more than 50,000 homes via the ‘world’s largest Virtual Power Plant’.

The Aussie state has announced plans to establish a system of connected homes using Tesla solar panel and Powerwall battery technologies. Citizens can register their interest in getting involved in a project which is estimated to reduce energy bills by 30%, according to Frontier Economics.

South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill said: “More renewable energy means cheaper power for all South Australians. My Government has already delivered the world’s biggest battery, of now we will deliver the world’s largest Virtual Power Plant.

“We will use people’s homes as a way to generate energy for the South Australian grid, with participating households benefitting with significant savings in their energy bills. Our energy plan means that we are leading the world in renewable energy and now we are making it easier for more homes to become self-sufficient.”