The share of renewable energy in the Italian power systems is increasing steadily. The feed-in of wind and solar power fluctuates with the weather - which makes their integration into the distribution and transmission networks quite a challenge.
In addition, renewable and other generation units like combined heat and power (CHP) are usually decentralized power sources. Our grids are historically built in a centralized fashion. To maintain safe grid operation, the power system needs flexibility to match power the varying supply and demand.
Renewables can answer this challenge of fluctuating feed-in themselves. The key is a smart control of the decentralized units. That is what we do with the our Virtual Power Plant Next Pool. The Next Pool is a ever-growing Virtual Power Plant (VPP) that aggregates the decentralized assets such as solar power, wind and biogas plants.
Learn more about the technology behind this powerful network.