Energy Management

Webcast: Virtual Power Plants and What They Mean for Your Business

Fortunato & Friends Webcast Series
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In our January 2024 edition of Fortunato & Friends, Constellation’s Chief Economist, Ed Fortunato, sat down with Mike Smith, chief executive officer at CPower Energy discussing virtual power plants (VPPs) and how they can impact business. Topics included examples of VPP operations, extreme weather events, and trends and drivers of VPP market growth.

2:56 – What is a Virtual Power Plant (VPP)

5:45 – Who can benefit from a VPP?

9:05 – What does CPower do on a daily basis?

12:15 – What are the drivers of energy demand now?

14:12 – Demand Response vs. Virtual Power Plants

22:55 – Regulated vs. Deregulated States

22:55 – CPower Strategy

29:07 ­– POLL: What are the pain points with your ability to participate with responsive load programs?

34:30 – The changing energy landscape and VPPs

42:40 – What is the cost if the grid goes down?

45:59 – Electric Vehicles

48:57 – Audience Q&A

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