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Virtual power plant

Our virtual power plant forms the core of a decentralised and flexible power supply. Controllable bioenergy plants, CHP plants, fluctuating producers of wind and PV power, as well as storage and flexible, controllable consumers, are networked and used as a virtual power plant to ensure a stable power supply. For the power plant operator, as-yet unused revenue potential is generated by the marketing of balancing power and the scheduled operation.

Balancing power

To compensate for short-term fluctuations in production and consumption of energy, and to ensure a stable power frequency of 50 Hertz, the four transmission system operators (TSOs) ask for positive and negative balancing power. In order to ensure power-system stability, the use of several types of co-ordinated balancing power is required. The three types of balancing power used are referred to as primary balancing power, secondary balancing power and minute reserve. Controllable, renewable energy and CHP plants are perfectly suited to offering minute reserve power and secondary balancing power. Power plant operators receive compensation for the mere provision of flexibility. In addition, the energy price offered individually will be paid by the power network operator, if required.

Electric power generation on demand

Our virtual power plant is the basis for the power generation on demand, i.e. the scheduled operation of power plants. Operators of controllable power plants have the option to achieve additional revenue compared to the market value by load shifting in times of higher electricity prices. In general, the more flexibly the system is operated, the higher the revenue that can be achieved in the market for the electricity generated.

Remote control

We at BayWa r.e. assist you in ensuring the remote control capability of your systems and integrate them into our virtual power plant.


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