Centrica and sonnen have completed a virtual power plant (VPP) project, which will allow customers to maximise the potential of their solar panels while providing flexibility to the grid. It consists of 100 of sonnen’s batteries, which have been installed and connected using Centrica’s cloud-based Flexpond software. The project was initially announced last year, as a Local Energy Market trial in Cornwall, and will allow bids up to three months in advance. The system has been approved by National Grid allowing the batteries to be aggregated, enabling them to provide Dynamic Firm Frequency Response. As such the system can increase the grid’s flexibility as the VPP can charge when there is excess power and offload it when there is peak demand.
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