Virtual power plants

Virtual power plants

Four ways virtual power plants can help the US grid keep up with demand

States are starting to experiment with VPPs to boost clean energy capacity on America’s overtaxed grid. Experts broke it down at SXSW in Austin.

By Maria Gallucci  . 

An aerial view of a large subdivision with many houses that have solar panels installed on their roofs
The Mueller neighborhood in Austin, Texas (RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/