Monthly Archives: January 2016

Virtual Power Plants – The Internet of Energy

 

Virtual Power Plants VPPs are formed through BOI_Header_650x150_v2the aggregation of multiple small distributed generation units (including combinations of wind, solar PV etc. systems), fixed and variable loads and energy storage systems, which are then controlled by a central Energy Management System . Through this “internet of energy” arrangement, a VPP can achieve fidelity over the supply of electricity and, through communication with consumers, demand.

The implementation of VPPs can lead to greater predictability in carbon neutral energy output; greater control over power output; better congestion management; increased ability to allocate energy to users as required; and trading of the energy generated.