Becoming a Virtual Powerstar Station through Powerstar Virtue
By allowing a site to act as a Virtual Power Station / Virtual Power Plant, Powerstar Virtue enables the provision of system services in the transmission network, e.g. allowing control power in the so-called minute reserve range, to be organised by combining emergency generating units or electrical end use equipment.
The VPS/VPP aggregates the electrical output from a multitude of plants and makes this supply available to the transmission system operator. If requested, the Virtual Power Station controls the immediate dispatch of the connected plants, thus contributing to grid stability.
With increasing amount of renewable generation on the grid and the continuing rise in demand for distributed energy, having the ability to act as a Virtual Power Station to ensure balanced loads, smooth variability of supply, and integration of diverse energy generation resources into the supply is a significant benefit for electricity users and electricity providers alike.