Generac's Virtual Power Plant (VPP) programs help relieve stress on the electrical grid by leveraging home standby equipment during peak usage hours. Participants with supported equipment can enroll in a local VPP program to earn rewards, and control their participation through the Mobile Link app.
How Does It Work?
Owners of Smart Grid Ready home standby equipment can sign up for a VPP program with a participating utility or electricity market provider. Software is used to coordinate these resources in energy events, typically called during peak usage hours. Equipment owners can view or opt out of upcoming events through their Mobile Link account.
Which Models Are Smart Grid Ready?
- All Guardian Series air cooled generators (18kW-26kW) manufactured in or after 2018
- Limited commercial “Protector” liquid cooled generators: RG048 / RG060 / RG080 manufactured in or after 2021
- Industrial generators require an additional communications interface device (extra cost assembly available through Special Engineering) to be Smart Grid Ready
Is A Generac VPP Program Offered In My Area?
Your local electric utility must participate in a Generac-enabled program in order to participate. We are adding programs all the time and will continue to inform customers when they may be eligible. If your local utility company does not currently participate, fill out this form to be notified when a VPP program becomes available in your area.
What Rewards Will I Get?
Rewards vary depending on multiple factors, including location, utility, and size of the Smart Grid Ready resource. Additionally, check with local jurisdictions to determine if any local, state, or federal tax incentive programs are available.
Have More Questions?
See full program details, eligibility requirements, and FAQs at the bottom of the Generac.com Virtual Power Plant Page.