Policy Principles for Enabling Virtual Power Plants (VPPs)

Virtual power plants (VPPs) aren’t just for large businesses and utilities. As more homes and businesses adopt rooftop solar, batteries, electric vehicles, smart thermostats, smart water heaters, and other devices, there is a growing opportunity to shape their demand on the energy system while maintaining grid affordability and reliability by enrolling them in VPPs. VPPs are aggregations of distributed energy resources that can flexibly balance electrical loads and provide utility-scale and utility-grade services. They can offer utilities and grid operators cost-effective, reliable, and resilient grid service solutions, while offering customers savings on their energy bills.

However, in order to scale VPPs and the benefits they offer, a foundation of strong policies and regulation is critical. This webinar, which is designed for regulatory staff, policymakers, utilities, VPP companies, and advocacy and trade organizations working on energy policy, explores principles for policy and regulation that can support the fair and efficient growth, integration, valuation, compensation, and advancement of VPPs.


Apr 09 2024


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute

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