The great disruption in energy is not just in the move away from fossil-fuel generation and utilities selling you the electricity, it is the move away from centralised generation and large utility companies altogether. The companies have been looking for ways to continue when you are the generator and the distributor.
New power generation: Home battery sharing could build virtual public utilities
Brian Robins, The Age, 23 April 2017
German battery challenger Sonnen … is creating “communities” of connected battery users to create virtual power plants … where private citizens can share electricity and basically build a utility without a power plant”.
Sonnen is already well established in Europe and the US and now it is ramping up its presence in Australia