Is FERC Order 2222 enough to push virtual power plants into the energy mainstream?

PV Magazine: Virtual power plants (VPPs) are on a roll. Within days of each other, two California companies — OhmConnect and Swell Energy — announced partnerships aimed at expanding the scale of their models for aggregating distributed energy resources (DERs) to shape or shift power when the grid is under stress.

Northern California-based OhmConnect went first, on Dec. 7, announcing a partnership with Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners. Their goal: build out a 550 MW VPP using a software platform called Resi-Station to aggregate the demand response resources of hundreds of thousands of customers.

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