Our Virtual Power Plant Systems
Renewable Energy for Residential Developments, Commercial, Industrial or Rural Environments.
A VPP provides Energy When You Need It.
You get a reliable, managed, overall power supply with a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) system.
Urban, Rural, Commercial or Industrial applications On or Off-Grid.
Virtual Power Plant Systems
Virtual Power Plant Systems
How a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) can help you
A VPP is a network of decentralized small-to-medium sites where power is generated through renewable energy. This can be homes, offices, factories and other grid-connected sites. Devices can include PV solar panels, inverter banks, wind turbines, generators, battery storage banks and integrated, remote Cloud-based Energy Management Control Systems.
You can manage, dispatch and store power generated at your site for individual use, or optionally sell and transfer your excess power through a centralized cloud-based control room. The objective of VPP Central Control is to relieve load on the grid and redistribute power generated from each site during peak periods. Combined power generation and consumption across the network can be traded on an energy exchange.
Collectively, these individual small-to-medium scale renewable energy systems work as a network cluster and act as a single facility like a small power plant or VPP. Each member of the VPP, such as an office, factory or home, uses an allocated gateway to communicate with intelligent remote-control software that manages the entire network.
How Excess Energy Benefits You
Your VPP system can reduce escalating energy costs that impact your business or household. You gain increased power resources through combining PV panels, wind turbines and battery storage. Your energy reserves can be replenished overnight with turbines. Excess energy can then be harvested for sale back to the grid or traded on an exchange. Additional energy can be generated on weekends when many commercial operations are inactive.
ATD Energy as a VPP Aggregator
VPP is a newly evolving technology for renewable energy in the Australian environment. Challenges to traditional power generation and distribution is undergoing tumultuous change. Our national grid infrastructure is unable to cope with increased bi-directional energy demands. Nor renewable energy redistribution back into the grid. Consumer benefits and growth for VPP sites is enormous.
ATD Energy is striving to be at the forefront of this energy revolution through local and international R&D business partnerships and emerging technologies. Our aim is to enable rural, industrial and commercial VPP sites to become part of this new form of power growth and renewable energy management.
The Drive for Renewable Energy
Not every rooftop is suitable or sited for significant solar energy output. Our wind turbines offer you an energy option. Single or multiple turbines can be utilised to deliver managed power from our hybrid inverter to the battery storage system. Batteries can also be topped up overnight from turbines or from the grid at off-peak power rates. Your environment becomes a Virtual Power Plant.
Adjacent sites can be aggregated to form a managed micro-grid. Excess energy generated, can be traded and re-distributed according to your consumption needs, or optionally sold back to the electricity grid if Feed In Tariffs offer any real value.
Distributed energy systems through small-scale solar, wind and battery storage, is the emerging future of energy production and ATD Energy is focussed on leading the way.
Commerce, Industry, Rural Environs
Sustainable green energy raises issues of feasibility. Do sites have a physical footprint big enough to host large solar arrays to harvest and store required energy? Add to this, the limitation of solar irradiation.
Our turbines play a key role. With their small footprint, multiple units can be installed. These high-powered 10kW turbines and large battery stacks will change the future of small-scale renewable energy.
Compared with solar, turbines provide all-round power 24/7. One 10kW turbine may generate up to 70kW per day with breezes from 10kph (3.2m/s) – which is less than Australia’s annual average mean wind speed in many areas. Large battery stacks as Distributed Energy Storage Systems, store this generated power, and can be topped up overnight when energy demands decrease. As turbines continuously generate power, the battery depth-of-discharge is also reduced, which extends their lifespan.
Grid infrastructure upgrades are slow and expensive. Diesel generators heavily pollute, are costly to run and maintain while energy costs are rising dramatically.
So consider your opportunity cost. There is no better time to take up this renewables initiative.
An Ideal VPP Single Site
Australia is ideally suited for extensive VPP sites across the country. A high density of existing solar households, generous Government energy incentives, and 2030 emission reductions are driving this growth.
Renewable energy from wind turbines adds enormous capacity to generate and store extra power both day and night. Smart hybrid inverters and connected battery storage systems will make heavy inroads into private and commercial means to reduce increasing dependence on the grid.
Renewables capacity is expected to increase by 50% in four years.
A VPP Network Cluster
Clustered networks are the future of Australia’s energy system. New developing technologies are targeted to harness the power of distributed energy resources from Virtual Power Plant installations.
Internet-connected devices with Energy Management Control Systems communicate to optimise individual and overall VPP sites distributed across a grid.
ATD Energy will measure, monitor and test the latest technologies to ensure they deliver and perform at the micro-grid level.
Various VPP System Configurations.
VPP system configurations vary according to your site and business criteria. Obvious examples include location and propensity to large-scale flooding, topography, energy requirements, installation capacity, seasonal variables, climate, meteorological weather analysis, time of use, peak demands, level of consumption imposed on the system or drawn from the grid, etcetera.
Although this image displayed is purely a mock-up, it shows that energy storage systems must be elevated well beyond known flood levels to ensure both the safety of the system and its ability to deliver energy in a state of emergency.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements and technical assessment.
See Our Renewable Energy Products.
Our VPP product range is ideally suited for commercial, industrial and small-to-medium farm sites – with or without PV solar systems. Larger Distributed Energy Storage Systems and containerised Plant can be custom-built for fixed installations or portable emergency services.