Posts in Virtual Power Plants
Security in virtual power plants & DER management

Distributed energy is the future of Australia’s electricity system. The Australian Energy Networks Association (AENA) anticipates that by 2027 40% of energy consumers will have a distributed energy resource (DER) on site. This number is expected to surge to nearly 70% by 2050. Industry bodies such as the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) - among others - have made similar projections. Many of these will take part in virtual power plant (VPP) programs, which reward system owners for supplying services into the energy system.

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Handling the heat: How smarter distributed solar, batteries & load control can support energy system resilience

High temperatures pushed electricity demand close to the levels of available generation, which led to extremely high wholesale energy prices as more expensive generation was require in both states, and ‘load shedding’ - i.e. utility initiated power outages - was implemented in Victoria.

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Simplifying complexity in virtual power plants & distributed energy management

Complexity is one of the biggest challenges in distributed energy resource management & virtual power plant operation. Part 1 of this series (based on our white paper) covers complexity, while security is the focus of the part 2.

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