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June 13, 2024

virtual power plant (VPP)

NYISO
NY PSC Launches Grid of the Future Proceeding
New York has launched a process to maximize the use and effectiveness of flexible tools such as distributed energy resources and virtual power plants. 
Brattle Group
Virtual Power Plants Could Save Calif. $750M a Year, Study Says
California could significantly cut power costs through increased use of VPPs, according to the study by The Brattle Group and GridLab.  
ERCOT
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: Jan. 24, 2024
ERCOT stakeholders are moving closer to taking action on a tabled rule change that would address the reliability concerns with inverter-based resources.
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CPower Event Charts the Future of Virtual Power Plants
CPower hosted an event outside D.C. that charted the demand response's industry's evolution to a virtual power plant model that can help the industry manage the growing share of DERs coming onto the grid.
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Overheard at GridWise Alliance’s gridCONNEXT 2023
Panelists at the GridWise Alliance's gridCONNEXT conference discussed how to reliably and affordably enable the energy transition with smart meters, distributed energy resources and other investments at the grid's edge.
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Overheard at Deploy23
Coming off the Earth’s hottest summer on record, the conference zeroed in on the public-private partnerships needed to optimize the impact of every penny of the billions in clean energy funding in the IIJA and IRA.
DOE
DOE Report Lays out Commercialization Path for VPPs
The Department of Energy released a report outlining how to bring more virtual power plants online, which can be a money-saving way of helping to balance the grid and maintain resource adequacy.
Admin Monitor
Texas Public Utility Commission Briefs: Aug. 24, 2023
Texas regulators and ERCOT stakeholders are celebrating a year-long study of aggregated distributed energy resources that has resulted in two virtual power plants qualified and able to provide dispatchable power to the state’s grid.
The Brattle Group
Clean Energy Group Urges Utilities to Replace Peakers with VPPs
The Clean Energy Group hosted a webinar laying out the case to replace natural gas peaking plants with VPPs, as they would avoid harmful emissions in densely populated areas.
Brattle Group
Brattle Group Finds VPPs Cheapest Alternative for Resource Adequacy
A Brattle Group study finds virtual power plants are cheaper than other viable options for resource adequacy, namely storage and natural gas peaking plants.

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