a cloud-based distributed power plant that aggregates the capacities of heterogeneous distributed energy resources (DER) for the purposes of enhancing power generation, as well as trading or selling power on the electricity market. Examples of virtual power plants exist in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
A virtual power plant is a system that integrates several types of power sources to give a reliable overall power supply. The sources often form a cluster of different types of dispatchable and non-dispatchable, controllable or flexible load (CL or FL) distributed generation (DG) systems that are controlled by a central authority and can include microCHPs, natural gas-fired reciprocating engines, small-scale wind power plants (WPP)s, photovoltaics (PVs), run-of-river hydroelectricity plants, small hydro, biomass, backup generators, and energy storage systems (ESS).
Virtual power plants represent an ‘Internet of Energy'”, said senior analyst Peter Asmus of Pike Research. “These systems tap existing grid networks to tailor electricity supply and demand services for a customer. VPPs maximize value for both the end user and the distribution utility using a sophisticated set of software-based systems. They are dynamic, deliver value in real time, and can react quickly to changing customer load conditions.
Can the United States run entirely on solar power? Tesla CEO Elon Musk has already developed a plan of action to make it happen. The goal is to combine solar rooftops with utility-scale solar, and it’s more manageable than you might think. Solar Energy is the exclusive future in many counties like the US and China. Estonia should listen!
It's not only about chopping birds or vibration chasing fish away. Estionians should be alouwed to be there too! This windpark weakens lokal chances of devellopment a lot. Windmill parks causes other human activity like tourism to stop. Realestate prices drop. Fishing stops. Yachting industry devellopment stops. The 300 Meter windmill towers are risky vunnarable industrial monsters. We live in times of crises the needed EU subsidation till 2050 is uncertain. An you see abve Russians are involved. Let the free market choose. It is not task of the government to start risky windparkplans. The agreements governemnt gives are FAR to long and there is no cleanup garantee. Please think before we give away our land and sea. We are just a few decades independent!