Managing decentralized generation and virtual power plants
Three factors are particularly affecting the energy system: Increasing distributed energy resources, fluctuating energy generators, capacity imbalance due to intermittent supply of energy rising the need to better match the demand for power with the supply.
In the last years the main focus of virtual power plants VPPs were the aggregation Distributed Energy Resources (DER).
VPPs traditionally manage a collection of small and very small distributed generation, storage and load to optimize trading, provide ancillary services and compensate intermittency.
Now with EnergyIP DEMS, VPPs can operate in conjunction with Demand Response on one single platform to manage thousands of distributed generators and loads.
EnergyIP DEMS is running on the open and scalable IoT platform EnergyIP together with other applications as the Siemens Meter data management system EnergyIP MDM.
EnergyIP DEMS combines the event-based resource management with forecast, scheduling, and online control components of DER for a wide variety of use cases.
Event-based demand response – utilities or aggregators can use the rule-based event wizard to manually dispatch DG assets based on agreed contracts
Market-centric DG management – Operators can accurately plan the quantity of resource available to be offered in a given market, according to each market’s specific constraints
Online optimization and control – online control can be used to ensure market commitments are fulfilled, scheduled balance is achieved, and event-based dispatch targets are realized
Managing DG assets – A flexible data model that can model the engineering characteristics of assets as well as the applicable business constraints
Managing data communication from DG assets to DSO and vice versa
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