Virtual Power Plants – Renewable Electricity at Any Time

The smarter E Podcast Episode 66 | October 14, 2021 | Language: German

The fluctuating generation of renewable energies is considered a major challenge of the energy transition. Digitization is enabling new approaches to solving this problem by using artificial intelligence (AI) to network many small generation plants to form a virtual power plant. EnBW has been at the forefront of these developments for some time. Its digital platform Interconnector operates EnBW's virtual power plant. But how does it work in concrete terms? Who can and should participate in it, and what are the benefits for the „Energiewende“? We talk about this with Simon Schweda, Head of Production Development & Production Management Virtual Power Plants at EnBW.

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About Simon Schweda and Virtual Power Plant:

The Virtual Power Plant is EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG's answer to the decentralization of the Energiewende by connecting small-scale producers and consumers of renewable energy with the energy markets. With around 3.5 gigawatts, EnBW is one of the largest direct marketers in Germany. With its digital platform, the Interconnector energyhub, the Virtual Power Plant is an experienced partner for the direct marketing of even the smallest plants. In addition to classic "white label" solutions for municipal utilities and regional energy suppliers, EnBW's Virtual Power Plant offers customized digital platform solutions to the entire renewable energy sector. The partners include various manufacturers, wholesalers, project planners and also installers. Simon Schweda is Head of Production Development & Production Management Virtual Power Plants at EnBW and is responsible for all services, products and services offered on the platform.

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