Towards a new era of energy flexibility
The increased share of renewable energy in the energy mix is causing the energy market to change. The shift towards decentralised and renewable energy production calls for revising the concept of virtual power plants (VPPs): cloud-based control centres that aggregate the capacities of heterogeneous distributed energy resources for the purposes of enhancing power generation and trading or selling power on the electricity market. VPPs need to be flexible to respond to day-ahead and intraday markets and react quickly when it comes to providing ancillary grid services. The EU-funded EdgeFLEX project will explore optimal architectures that will enable VPPs to offer both fast and slow dynamics control services. The proposed solutions could ultimately lead to greater market penetration as well as stable and secure supply of renewable energy sources.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action