Virtual Power Plant

In paralell with the liberalization of the energy markets, the decentralized generation of electrical power, heat and cold energy becomes more and more important. The generation of these types of energy near to consumers offers economical and ecological benefits. In this context, interest is directed to so- called virtual power plans. A virtual power plant is a collection of small and very small decentralized generation units that is monitored and controlled by a superordinated energy management system. In general, there generation units produce heating and cooling energy as well as electricity.