New Report: Silicon Valley Clean Energy Virtual Power Plant Options Analysis

Distributed energy resource aggregations, or virtual power plants, are emerging as a critical tool for achieving California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. 

To better understand virtual power plant functions and values, Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Gridworks are releasing the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Virtual Power Plant Options Analysis discussion draft to generate thoughts, ideas, and feedback on possible solutions and the path to achieving those solutions in Silicon Valley. Options discussed in the paper include Real Time Pricing, Critical Peak Pricing, Demand Response Auction Mechanism, Load Shift Resources, and a Distribution Services Model.  

Stakeholders are invited to join a webinar on May 14 from 10am to noon to discuss opportunities and challenges for establishing and running virtual power plants.  If you’re not able to join that day but have something to share, please feel free to reach out to Gridworks and we’ll find a way to get connected.