Distributed energy resource aggregations, or virtual power plants, are emerging as a critical tool for achieving California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.  The necessary characteristics and services of virtual power plants will vary depending on grid needs, community and customer values, and operational feasibility.   

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 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 provide feedback on this effort by participating in an upcoming Virtual Power Plant event or by contacting Gridworks at info@gridworks.org

Past Meetings

Webinar: Silicon Valley Clean Energy VPP Initiative

On May 14 we will meet to discuss this paper, with a focus on evaluating and refining the VPP options available to SVCE. Your participation in this workshop will help SVCE maximize the value of its Virtual Power Plant initiative and achieve its goal to: develop a program to monetize […]

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May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-7

Working Materials

May 14: Webinar

May 2: In-person workshop

April 19:

Discussion paper on Virtual Power Plants