The proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy sources and the cogeneration of heat and power is constantly increasing. Virtual power plants are the key to the integration of renewable energies in the power market. They smooth out the fluctuating power supply from wind and photovoltaic installations and make it possible for smaller facilities to participate in system services.
energy & meteo systems offers an intelligent concept for joining together different sources of renewable energy and controllable loads as well as their integration into a decentralized energy management system (DEMS) as a virtual power plant.
Virtual power plants can be implemented flexibly and with a guaranted power supply—thus allowing the generation of renewable energies to be adaptively controlled in a way which meets market requirements. The producer and consumer work in a bond so that power peaks are stored and reactivated in times where there is a deficit in production. Moreover, a direct marketing on the electricity stock exchange or the offering of system services such as balancing power becomes economically feasible.
A virtual power plant is a place where all the threads from production, storage, load history and external specifications run together. It works with current power predictions for wind and photovoltaics and provides energy market stakeholders with information tailored to them.