Posts tagged “Renewable energy”

As you know, we like to keep an eye on new developments involving electricity generation and use. 
 
That’s why we were interested in the recent announcement that more electricity will be generated from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels this year in the UK. 
 
According to the National Grid, this is the first time since the industrial revolution that we have generated more electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels. 
Here’s a clever idea… Siemens has introduced a virtual power plant (VPP). 
 
It’s a software solution that balances electrical loads from buildings connected in a ‘microgrid’ that has both renewable energy and energy storage. 
 
The new VPP service allows electrical loads of commercial buildings or industrial sites to be combined, helping to reduce the need for reserve power by balancing consumption. Building operators can then sell surplus energy back to the electricity market. Siemens believes this approach will increase the flexibility of the whole market. 
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