In Japan, their energy market has remained on the low and of less capacity, this could have been different but the nuclear accident which happened at the Fukushima plant in 2011 had made it fall back. Presently, they are developing a virtual power plant (VPP) which aims to have the largest behind-the-meter capacity.


The use of Virtual power plant creates a platform for more efficient performance, it makes use of available renewable energy, and maximizes the performance of these renewables when there is over or under-supply of energy. Virtual power plants can effectively control renewable energy more than human minds.


They have partnered with a California based company, Autogrid, to achieve this goal the company has been known to provide solutions through artificial intelligence (AI). Autogrid would manage the virtual power plant through their comprehensive software which boosts proper means of managing and engaging customers, generating and dispatching source aggregation through its knowledge on charge and discharge times.


Alongside the California based company, they would also be partnering with a Japanese company which happens to be involved in trading and energy services. This Japan-based company, ENERES will provide an emergency source of power for its residential consumers at no additional cost and this power source is are batteries given up front before an outage. The beneficial residents would then allow ENERES to leverage their power source in the market.


The virtual power plant aims to distribute about 10,000 energy assets with the actual focus being on the ability to increase and store battery, but with future projection towards a wider range of technology such as electrical chargers, solar water heater, home thermostats and so much more. It aims for major transformation from an autogrid to a microgrid.


Autogrids’ software provides an ability to monitor ENERS batteries or power source, it sets up the platform to determine the capacity of the battery, its state of charge when it should be charged or discharged (giving power to or taking power from the grid). The software can be used in connecting all the batteries of the Virtual power plant which creates a platform for predictive controls, which are later used to determine the actual quantity or capacity of power available using an algorithm.


A set of 200 batteries are expected to be installed while another set of batteries would be installed in the coming year, with plans to come from diverse companies such as LG, Panasonic, and Tesla. In 2018, a front-of-meter virtual power plant large enough to sustain 50,000 homes was launched in Australia by Tesla.


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