Buildings as Power Plants: The Growing Role of Virtual Power Plants in the Northeast

Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) are aggregations of smaller aggregated Distributed Energy Resources (DER) like solar and batteries that act like a traditional power plant. This session will define the growing impact of VPPs in helping the Northeast to achieve affordability and reliability in a clean energy future. The panel will also explore new business models surrounding the evolution of DER’s value via emerging utility programs, FERC 2222, Non-Wires Alternatives, and EV-to-x technologies.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Harbor 1

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1 credit hour
MA CSL: 1 credit hour (Energy)
NAHB: 1 credit hour
NARI: 1 credit hour
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze and discuss the impact of resilient DER and Virtual Power Plants in other regions, and apply that knowledge to help shape the future of the market in the Northeast.
  • Formulate new customer offerings and business models that leverage the full potential of resilient and aggregated distributed energy resources.
  • Advocate for regulatory policies that will enhance the value of resilient DER and Virtual Power Plants for commercial and residential customers.
  • Advise clients and customers on how to build EV-centric DER solutions into their building strategies.

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