A virtual power plant (VPP) brings together heterogeneous, decentralized power plants so that they can be managed from a single cloud-based platform. This way, VPPs can benefit from the integration of power from distributed energy sources. Stable and reliable connectivity is required to regularly transmit data gathered from edge devices (e.g., inverters and sensors) to a central platform to plan, schedule, monitor, and bid for energy resources. In this white paper, we discuss the challenges faced by power aggregators and how IIoT connectivity can help them overcome these challenges.

Download this white paper to learn:

  • How to enable effective integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) into the grid using IIoT connectivity
  • How to utilize AIoT to forecast the power from renewable energy sources
  • How to provide an efficient platform to manage demand-response programs
  • Case in Point—Building energy self-sufficient communities