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Sonnen adds EVs to Virtual Power Plant ‘community’

Sonnen adds EVs to Virtual Power Plant ‘community’

23 Feb 2018, 15:51

Germany’s sonnen introduced a scheme a while back in which customers pay a flat, reduced rate for their electricity each month while the company aggregate their batteries together to benefit the grid – and now the offer has been extended to electric vehicle owners.

Feature
Editor's blog

Your most-read energy storage stories of 2017

2 Jan 2018, 17:58 • By Andy Colthorpe
Your most-read energy storage stories of 2017

Well, we seem to say it at the end of every year, but 2017 seemed a lot busier than 2016, 2016 was busier and more exciting than the year before that, and so on! There have been some hints already on what the industry and its observers expect to see in 2018 and we do not doubt energy storage will continue in its rise to become a flexible cornerstone of the world’s electricity infrastructure. In the meantime, let’s reflect on the top news stories of last year, as reported by Energy-Storage.News and based on readership statistics from you:

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Guest blog

How California demand response has opened up to energy storage, virtual power plants

16 Nov 2017, 16:13 • By Ted Ko
How California demand response has opened up to energy storage, virtual power plants

We often hear about California's leading position in solar and latterly in energy storage. Perhaps lesser known than direct policy support for energy storage and renewable technologies is the way California's network operator (CAISO) is starting to reconfigure how it procures demand response, with a positive impact for energy storage - and particularly behind-the-meter assets, as Ted Ko, policy director of Stem, explains.

Analysis
Grid defection gains ground in Europe as consumers seek energy cost reduction

Grid defection gains ground in Europe as consumers seek energy cost reduction

24 Jul 2017, 11:59
• By Julian Jansen

On the back of rapidly decreasing costs for energy storage and solar photovoltaics (PV), consumers wishing to achieve a low-cost and reliable supply of power are considering grid defection—or at least, partial grid-defection—as an increasingly attractive alternative. Julian Jansen, analyst at IHS looks at the economics of grid defection in Europe today and in the future - and how its proliferation could impact the energy industry as a whole.

Stem connects 1MW aggregated virtual power plant in Hawaii

Stem connects 1MW aggregated virtual power plant in Hawaii

31 Jan 2017, 12:31

A 1MW ‘virtual power plant’ part-funded by the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), utilising energy storage across 29 customer sites, has been connected in O’ahu, Hawaii, by Stem.

Canada gets its first ‘virtual power plant’

Canada gets its first ‘virtual power plant’

28 Mar 2016, 05:59

What is thought to be Canada’s first virtual power plant (VPP), aggregating the capabilities of a small fleet of solar PV-plus-storage systems with energy management software, has been deployed in Ontario.

Interviews
Secrets of the trade: Insights into Sonnen’s PV-plus-storage energy trading platform

Secrets of the trade: Insights into Sonnen’s PV-plus-storage energy trading platform

10 Dec 2015, 16:15
• By Andy Colthorpe

PV Tech Storage attended the late November launch of sonnenCommunity, a new energy trading platform launched on a limited basis in Germany based on Sonnen’s residential energy storage systems. Andy Colthorpe spoke to two key members of the Sonnen team at the event, CEO Christoph Ostermann and sales director Philipp Schröder.