This book provides a general overview of virtual power plants (VPP) as a key technology in future energy communities and active distribution and transmission networks for managing distributed energy resources, providing local and global services, and facilitating market participation of small-scale managing distributed energy resources and prosumers. The book also aims at describing some practical solutions, business models, and novel architectures for the implementation of VPPs in the real world.

Each chapter of the book begins with the fundamental structure of the problem required for a rudimentary understanding of the methods described. It provides a clear picture for practical implementation of VPP through novel technologies such as blockchain, digital twin, and distributed ledger technology.

The book will help the electrical and power engineers, undergraduate, graduate students, research scholars, and utility engineers to understand the emerging solutions regarding the VPP concept lucidly.

chapter |6 pages


ByEhsan Heydarian-Forushani, Hassan Haes Alhelou, Seifeddine Ben Elghali

chapter 1|32 pages

Practical Implementation of VPP in the Real World Based on Emerging Technologies

ByM. Lakshmi Swarupa, G. Sree Lakshmi, K. Shashidhar Reddy

chapter 2|16 pages

Virtual Power Plant with Demand Response Control in Aggregated Distributed Energy Resources of Microgrid

ByElutunji Buraimoh, Innocent E. Davidson

chapter 3|24 pages

Exploiting the Flexibility Value of Virtual Power Plants through Market Participation in Smart Energy Communities

ByGeorgios Skaltsis, Stylianos Zikos, Elpiniki Makri, Christos Timplalexis, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Dimitrios Tzovaras

chapter 4|24 pages

Renewable Energy Community VPP Concept Design and Modelling for Sustainable Islands

ByR. Garner, G. Jansen, Z. Dehouche

chapter 5|16 pages

A Comprehensive Smart Energy Management Strategy for TVPP, CVPP, and Energy Communities

ByEhsan Heydarian-Forushani, Seifeddine Ben Elghali
Size: 1.27 MB

chapter 6|26 pages

Virtual Energy Storage Systems for Virtual Power Plants

BySaif S. Sami, Yue Zhou, Meysam Qadrdan, Jianzhong Wu
Size: 7.01 MB

chapter 7|10 pages

Centralized and Decentralized Optimization Approaches for Energy Management within the VPP

ByNikos Bogonikolos, Entrit Metai, Konstantinos Tsiomos

chapter 9|20 pages

Decentralized Energy Management System within VPP

ByK. Shanti Swarup, P. M. Naina

chapter 10|18 pages

Distributed Synchronism System Based on TSN and PTP for Virtual Power Plant

ByV. Pallares-Lopez, I. M. Moreno-Garcia, R. Real-Calvo, V. Arenas-Ramos, M. Gonzalez-Redondo, I. Santiago

chapter 11|12 pages

Complementarity and Flexibility Indexes of an Interoperable VPP

ByHabib Nasser, Dah Diarra

chapter 12|24 pages

Experience of Building a Virtual Power Plant of the Island of El Hierro

ByOleksandr Novykh, Juan Albino Méndez Pérez, Benjamín González-Díaz, Jose Francisco Gomez Gonzalez, Igor Sviridenko, Dmitry Vilenchik