Jan Peter Moree
Generac Grid Services, a subsidiary of Generac Power Systems, a designer and producer of energy expertise options and different power merchandise, says its Concerto platform is now enabling utility Iberdrola to supply demand response for the Spanish grid.
Using the Concerto platform, Iberdrola has constructed a digital power plant (VPP) that has efficiently transitioned its provision of demand response companies, which started late final yr, into an automatic dispatch service.
Iberdrola chosen Generac Grid Services to be its VPP software program supplier by way of tender in late 2021. Since then the businesses have been working collectively to combination solar era and cargo from business and industrial services and sensible houses throughout Spain to help stabilizing grid frequency for Spanish transmission system operator Red Eléctrica de España.
“The Concerto platform’s open ecosystem enables us to connect to and dispatch assets that leverage distinct communication interfaces,” says Rafael Bellido, head of flexibility options at Iberdrola. “This helps Iberdrola generate value from a greater number of participating systems, therefore benefiting our customers while helping to keep the Spanish grid more reliable.”
Jan Peter Moree, vice chairman of enterprise growth for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Generac Grid Services, provides: “Together, Generac Grid Services and Iberdrola are demonstrating the value of forecasting and optimizing renewable generation solutions.”
Iberdrola and Generac Grid Services are actively exploring methods to develop their collaboration. Together, the businesses wish to develop the quantity and kind of distributed energy assets able to offering versatile capability and are particularly seeking to incorporate electrical automobiles (EVs) and industrial masses into their portfolio. In addition, the businesses are actively planning to bid this rising flexibility into markets past demand response, with guide frequency restoration reserves anticipated to go reside later this yr.