1st Edition

Virtual Power Plant Solution for Future Smart Energy Communities

    260 Pages 116 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides a general overview of virtual power plants (VPP) as a key technology in future energy communities and active distribution and transmission networks for managing distributed energy resources, providing local and global services, and facilitating market participation of small-scale managing distributed energy resources and prosumers. The book also aims at describing some practical solutions, business models, and novel architectures for the implementation of VPPs in the real world.

    Each chapter of the book begins with the fundamental structure of the problem required for a rudimentary understanding of the methods described. It provides a clear picture for practical implementation of VPP through novel technologies such as blockchain, digital twin, and distributed ledger technology.

    The book will help the electrical and power engineers, undergraduate, graduate students, research scholars, and utility engineers to understand the emerging solutions regarding the VPP concept lucidly.

    1. Practical Implementation of VPP in the Real World Based on Emerging Technologies
    M. Lakshmi Swarupa, G. Sree Lakshmi, and K. Shashidhar Reddy

    2. Virtual Power Plant with Demand Response Control in Aggregated Distributed Energy Resources of Microgrid
    E. Buraimoh and I. E. Davidson

    3. Exploiting the Flexibility Value of Virtual Power Plants through Market Participation in Smart Energy Communities
    Georgios Skaltsis, Stylianos Zikos, Elpiniki Makri, Christos Timplalexis, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, and Dimitrios Tzovaras

    4. Renewable Energy Community VPP Concept Design and Modelling for Sustainable Islands
    R. Garner, G. Jansen, and Z. Dehouche

    5. A Comprehensive Smart Energy Management Strategy for TVPP, CVPP, and Energy Communities
    Ehsan Heydarian-Forushani and Seifeddine Ben Elghali

    6. Virtual Energy Storage Systems for Virtual Power Plants
    Saif S. Sami, Yue Zhou, Meysam Qadrdan, and Jianzhong Wu

    7. Centralized and Decentralized Optimization Approaches for Energy Management Within The VPP
    Nikos Bogonikolos, Entrit Metai, and Konstantinos Tsiomos

    8. Decision-Making Frameworks for Virtual Power Plant Aggregators in Wholesale Energy and Ancillary Service Markets
    S. Bahramara and P. Sheikhahmadi

    9. Decentralized Energy Management System within VPP
    K. Shanti Swarup and P.M. Naina

    10. Distributed Synchronism System Based on TSN and PTP for Virtual Power Plant
    V. Pallares-Lopez, I.M. Moreno-Garcia, R. Real-Calvo, V. Arenas-Ramos, M. Gonzalez-Redondo, and I. Santiago

    11. Complementarity and Flexibility Indexes of an Interoperable VPP
    Habib Nasser and Dah Diarra

    12. Experience of Building a Virtual Power Plant of the Island of El Hierro
    Oleksandr Novykh, Juan Albino Mendez Perez, Benjamın Gonzalez-Dıaz, Jose Francisco Gomez Gonzalez, Igor Sviridenko, and Dmitry Vilenchik


    Ehsan Heydarian-Forushani is a Research Fellow to Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France. His main research interests include power system flexibility, active distribution networks, renewables integration, demand response, smart grids, and electricity market.

    Hassan Haes Alhelou is currently with the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia. His major research interests are Power systems, Power system dynamics, Power system operation, control, Dynamic state estimation, Frequency control, Smart grids, Micro-grids, Demand response, and Load shedding.

    Seifeddine Benelghali is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France. His current research interests include smart grids; virtual power plant; demand response; machine learning; renewable energy integration; energy management systems; electric machines and drives.