Principal Ryan Hledik recently joined Peak Power Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Sachs for a discussion about Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) and their potential to transform the electric grid.

VPPs are an emerging resource for serving critical resource adequacy needs. These distributed energy resource (DER) portfolios – which can include technologies such as rooftop solar, smart thermostats, smart water heaters, electric vehicles, and distributed batteries – are actively controlled by utilities and energy service providers to benefit consumers, the power system, and the environment.

A Brattle report on virtual power plants, “Real Reliability: The Value of Virtual Power,” can be found here. The full discussion, “In Conversation: All About Virtual Power Plants (VPPs),” can be found here.