Markets are emerging around the world for virtual power plants (VPPs) as they make progress toward integration with distributed energy resource management systems (DERMs). Going forward, the key to market maturity will rest on the shoulders of new, innovative software platforms able to marshal an ever-increasing and diverse pool of distributed energy resources (DER) assets.
This webinar explores key VPP markets, including Japan, Australia, and countries in Europe, such as Germany and the United Kingdom. Peter Asmus, research director at Navigant Research, is joined by Bud Vos, president and CEO of Enbala, and Matt Armitage, principal analyst, DER Program, at Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), to discuss the common market drivers, the unique factors encouraging the adoption of VPPs and DERMS, and why these developments are important for North American utilities and energy retailers. The webinar also discusses lessons learned that can help vendors shape future solutions for commercial and industrial customers as well as residential prosumers.