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virtual power plant


Using Data for Smarter Power Generation

Power plant operators continually search for ways to make electricity production and transmission more efficient. With more generation sources coming online, the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is…


Companies Announce New Residential VPP for California

A distributed energy power plant, designed to help bring more reliability to California's power grid, is being developed by a company whose investors include Alphabet, the parent company of Google.…


POWER Digest [October 2020]

Enel Ready to Close Italian Coal Plants. Enel, Italy’s largest power generator, said it wants to close three coal-fired units in the coming months as part of the company’s complete…


EV-Based Virtual Power Plants Shift Peak Load and Save Money

A recent study found that electric vehicle (EV) batteries used as a utility virtual power plant (VPP) could shift the entire residential peak load to nighttime hours with only 10%…


Blockchain Pilot Shows Promise for Grid Balancing

A blockchain pilot wrapped up by European transmission operator TenneT and storage solutions provider sonnen Group this May showed “tremendous potential” when used to network decentralized home storage batteries and…