Novel technologies like batteries and energy management systems enable prosumers to become smart prosumers who manage electricity demand and supply within the household. This can also be done collectively by means of a community-based Virtual Power Plant (cVPP), which enables energy communities to manage energy demand and supply within their community and to trade energy and flexibility.
This crash course explains the concept of a cVPP, it discusses the building blocks of a VPP, what makes a cVPP community-based, and it elaborates on the relevance of cVPPs.
The crash course is the first module of a series of crash courses created by the cVPP project. The other available modules are:
A guide that presents different options in which municipalities may be able to adapt their public procurement processes to better support energy communities.
A guide that identifies and shortlists practical examples of digital solutions for energy communities in different scopes of application.
Whether you don’t know where to start from or you are stuck with a specific issue in the development of your energy community, an expert can help you.