Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) are becoming an increasingly important part of the UK’s energy system and have a key role to play in ensuring that the UK hits its net-zero targets. VPPs enable connection with and control of assets, usually small assets, to enable them to participate in energy trading and balancing markets. VPPs make quicker, aggregated responses from a variety of assets possible and ensure that energy consuming and/or producing assets are used in a way that better supports the UK’s energy system. As penetration of both transmission and distribution connected intermittent renewable generation increases, VPPs can provide a coordinated response across the system. This includes support for increased stability at a national level and improved energy balancing at a more regional level in order to both help alleviate grid constraints and promote localisation of energy.
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