Seminar “Virtual Power Plants, Energy Storage Systems and Renewable Energy Cooperatives”
February 28 @ 08:00 - 17:00
The main objective of the ”Virtual Power Plants, Energy Storage Systems and Renewable Energy Cooperatives”, that will be held on 28th February 2017 in Czestochowa, Poland, is to gather experts and representatives of the energy sector – including renewable energy industry – and allow them to exchange experience and knowledge in reference to RES investments, technological discoveries and innovative solutions in the energy sector. In Poland, the issue of renewable energy generation is becoming significantly more important due to the series of changes in the energy policy regarding Renewable Energy Sources regulations, as well as the recently announced new government strategy called „Market of Power” – similar in its strategy to the policy implemented by the Great Britain’s „Energy Policy Reform” in 2010.
It seems that, at least in the near future, conventional, non-renewable sources of energy (coal, petroleum, gas) will remain the predominant source of energy in Poland. However, nothing stands in the way of utilizing the renewable energy as a perfect supplement of that system. Soon new forms of utilizing the RES will emerge on the Polish market, Renewable Energy Communities / Clusters, which in relation to technologies like Virtual Power Plants and advanced Energy Storage Systems, may greatly increase stability, reliability and efficiency of renewable energy generation. In order to be competitive on the market, RES companies need to monitor their production and analyse market demand, all in the effort to create an effective and profitable sale strategy.
VPP is a system that integrates different types of renewable power sources (wind-turbines, hydro, photovoltaics etc.), IT infrastructure and management platform – all controlled and monitored by a central authority in the effort to create a reliable, stable and efficient power supply. Power supply which can be used either to fulfil energy demand of a single industrial installation or be integrated in the energy grid, increasing its energy effectiveness.
The upcoming 2nd edition of the Seminar will focus on problems like:
- Regulations and investments for „Virtual Power Plants” and „Energy Storage Systems” implementation and development
- Legal and commercial aspects of renewable energy integration with the energy grid in Poland
- The potential of Renewable Energy Cooperatives / Clusters as a way of effective utilization of renewable energy.
- Market strategies and business models of VPP and ESS technology implementation in Europe.
- Advanced Energy Storage systems – new solutions and technologies.