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Microgrids can help replenish the main grid for energy needs.

Virtual Power Plants (VPP) — Architecture For Restructuring Power Distribution

VPP illustrated diagram (Source Next-Kraftwerke)
  • Power Producers (e.g. solar, wind, biomass, hydro, thermal, etc.)
  • Power Storage Providers who use battery facilities to store energy either from renewables or excess from the grid
  • Power-to-X Plants (e.g. power-to-heat, power-to-gas)
Tesla’s battery facility in South Australia (Source ABC News)
VPP do not use a single source for power generation. They consist of various types which are connected by central SDN (Software Defined Network) control center.



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