Virtual power plants (VPPs) help transform formerly passive consumers into active prosumers through the integration and optimization of technologies such as demand response, solar PV systems, advanced batteries, diesel generators, chillers, smart thermostats, and EVs. Prosumers are becoming active participants that deliver services tailored to their own needs while also serving the larger grid in real or near-real time.
On the other side of the coin are distributed energy resources management systems (DERMSs), which look at the same DER assets from the perspective of a utility and grid stability. Utilities are examining localized grid services such as active power management, Volt/VAR optimization and control, and management of the whole gamut of DER for their own benefit—even if they do not own these assets. What would happen if one could combine VPPs and DERMSs into a common solution set? Join this webinar to learn why Alectra is exploring that opportunity with Enbala and why Navigant Research thinks this collaboration is important.