PSIvpp: An integrated solution for virtual power plants

A virtual power plant (VPP) is a cluster of distributed generation installations, stores and load-shifting consumers, collectively run and marketed by a central control entity.

Virtual power plants play a key role in the smart grids concept and the move towards alternative sources of energy, as they ensure improved integration of the renewable energy generation into the grids and the energy market.

Thanks to VPP, smaller systems can also be efficiently marketed. The collective can minimise the risk of making forecasts due to the volatility of renewable energies through rapid control systems or shifting load consumption.

Perfect solution for virtual power plants:

PSI<i>vpp</i> SCADA-System
  • Key to this solution is a central portfolio management system based on stochastic optimisation which ensures optimum flexibility on the market at all times.
  • A VPP can also be operated as a separate portfolio or as part of an overall portfolio.
  • A streamlined and efficient SCADA system provides for secure data communication, technical control and monitoring.
  • The Smart Telecontrol Unit (STU) developed by PSI offers an intelligent hardware solution for connecting VPP components.
  • Demand-side management is optionally available.