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It Takes a Mega-Village: New Residential VPP Company Launches

May 9, 2024
First announced in December 2023, Renew Home was created as a result of the merger of Google Nest’s Renew and OhmConnect, along with a $100 million investment from majority owner...

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

April 8, 2024
Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...
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NYISO Selects CPower as Aggregator in Cutting Edge New York VPP Market Plan

April 29, 2024
The NYISO has chosen three aggregators for early participation in the program, starting with Baltimore-based energy management firm CPower Energy. The company will aggregate DERs...
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Virtual Power Plants Could Save Californians $550M per Year by 2035: Brattle Group Report

April 11, 2024
VPPs also have the potential to significantly ease current energy challenges, improve grid reliability and advance the state’s efforts to create a sustainable and reliable energy...
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Puerto Rico Can Achieve a 100% Renewable Energy Future and Microgrids Have a Role to Play

April 5, 2024
With microgrids, virtual power plants and a rapidly growing array of distributed energy resources, Puerto Rico can reach its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050, according to...
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On a Wing and a Prayer: Funding Microgrids for Low-Income Communities

Feb. 26, 2024
Interest in community microgrids is growing for low-income communities that want energy independence. But funding obstacles and utilities’ focus on owning microgrids are slowing...
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Putting Backbone into the Energy Journey: The Economics of Sustainability

Nov. 16, 2023
Some of the fruits of decarbonization are not as evident in the near term as they will be years down the road, Schneider Electric's Rohan Kelkar points out, but CFOs and sustainability...

Puget Sound Energy Expands Virtual Power Plant Partnership with AutoGrid

Nov. 16, 2023
The VPP program aims to reduce costs, improve energy supply reliability and increase the amount of renewable energy flowing through PSE’s system.
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Virtual Power Plants Gaining Traction Down Under and in the U.S.

Oct. 18, 2023
Virtual power plants are growing in popularity as utilities, state and local governments and communities look for ways to effectively utilize an increasing number of distributed...