Making VPP's simple to understand for homeowners
Just as the world is starting to get used to three letter technology acronyms such as IoT (Internet of Things), CMS (Content Management System), BMS (Battery Management System) to Application Program Interface (API), the energy industry has flung another acronym “VPP” around at industry events and in general news stories.
In my conversations with installer partners, I’m sometimes asked what is a VPP and how do they engage customers in a conversation around the benefits of a VPP. I thought this would be a great chance to share my thoughts on what a VPP is, how it impacts the energy market and how do households get involved.
In a nutshell, a VPP is a virtual power plant that generates or distributes electricity via bringing together a volume of small interconnected home batteries which are connected through a cloud platform just like the internet and can be controlled virtually.