Defining community-based Virtual Power Plant

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In the Interreg NWE funded cVPP project (no. 588) three communities from Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands are developing and implementing their own community-based Virtual Power Plant (cVPP). But what is a cVPP?
This report represents the views of the consortium on what is considered to be a community-based Virtual Power Plant (cVPP). These views and the definition is based on many discussions, literature reviews, and interviews carried as part of the Interreg cVPP project. The report first discusses what is meant by (1) VPP and (2) community followed by the identification of the possible (3) roles communities could play in the energy system. Finally, it proposes a definition of the (4) cVPP.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018

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NamecVPP project

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  • Activities

    • 2 Contributed talk
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition


    Anna J. Wieczorek (Organiser), Andre Zeijseink (Organiser), Rene van Egmond (Organiser) & Luc Meskens (Organiser)

    24 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    The what & why of a cVPP: The role of energy communities in energy transition

    Anna J. Wieczorek (Speaker)

    24 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkProfessional

    EU Citizens Award talk: Community-based Virtual Power Plant

    Anna J. Wieczorek (Invited speaker)

    23 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional



    EU Citizens Award for Sustainable Energy Innovation

    Wieczorek, Anna J. (Recipient), van Summeren, Luc F.M. (Recipient), Verbong, Geert P.J. (Recipient) & Groenewoudt, Aleid C. (Recipient), 23 Jun 2020

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

  • Nominee European Sustainable Energy Award for cVPP innovation

    Wieczorek, Anna J. (Recipient), van Summeren, Luc F.M. (Recipient), Verbong, Geert P.J. (Recipient) & Groenewoudt, Aleid C. (Recipient), Jun 2020

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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