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Webinar: Virtual Power Plants In The 20s: Moving From Theory To Practice

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Thursday, 12 August 2021, 3:00

Thursday, August 12, 2021. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Virtual Power Plants In The 20s: Moving From Theory To Practice. Lea Márquez Peterson, Arizona Corporation Commission; Gabrielle Kuiper, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA); Cisco DeVries, OhmConnect; Graham Turk, Green Mountain Power. Sponsored by the US EPA. Register here.

Virtual power plants (VPPs) are systems that manage a network of distributed energy resources (DERs) of various types across a geographic area, aggregating control of those resources to provide and be compensated for energy, capacity, and/or services to the grid. VPPs have been discussed within electricity circles for more than 20 years, with the first named installation in Germany in 2012. In recent years, increasing advances in distributed technologies, sensors and controls, communications, and automation have led to an increase in VPP installations across Europe, Australia, Japan, and the United States. During this webinar, participants will hear from speakers who have been analyzing, developing, and operating VPPs. The discussion will focus on specific examples where DERs are being aggregated to act as resources and/or grid assets in addition to providing customer benefits. We will explore how the installed VPPs are working from both an operational/technical and economic/policy perspective. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

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