Geothermal plants with an installed capacity of 103 MW were recently added to the Virtual Power Plant in Turkey operated by Pure Energy. With this step the Turkish power trader and energy & meteo systems, the German provider of the Virtual Power Plant technology, have extended their collaboration.
Since 2017, Pure Energy uses energy & meteo systems' Virtual Power Plant to bundle wind, solar and hydro power plants. This first and so far only Virtual Power Plant in Turkey enables Pure Energy to monitor, remote-control and optimally trade the energy produced by of the connected assets. By integrating geothermal plants, their energy output can now be marketed in the dynamic Turkish day-ahead and intraday markets as well.
energy & meteo systems takes care of the whole set up and operational functionality of the Virtual Power Plant, including plant connection, master data organisation, quality assurance for measurements and development of operator communication. "We are excited to connect for the first time geothermal plants to a Virtual Power Plant," says Dr Ulrich Focken, co-founder and managing director of energy & meteo systems. "Aggregating distributed assets and managing their power output is key to achieving a high share of clean energy in Turkey and in other markets."
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