Virtual Power Plant – Optimizing adoption of sustainable energy

A virtual power plant is a decentralized network of power generating and storage units which help bring efficiency in the supply and demand of power and enhance the stability of the power grid.

(Photo credit: Toshiba Corporation)

It is particularly relevant to sustainable power producers such as solar plants and wind farms with intermittency power generation capacities, and to smart power users with varying needs looking to optimize energy cost.

(Photo credit: Singapore Energy Market Authority and The Strait Times)

The Energy Market Authority and SembCorp Industries work with Nanyang Technological University to develop the first virtual power plant in Singapore to contribute the nations’ effort to meet its climate change commitment by switching towards clean energy sources while keeping the power system stable.

(Photo credit: Singapore Energy Market Authority and The Strait Times)
(Photo credit:Singapore Energy Market Authority and The Strait Times)