A Study on the Participation of Virtual Power Plant Based Technology Utilizing Distributed Generation Resources in Electricity Market

분산발전자원을 활용한 가상발전소 기반 기술의 전력시장 참여 방안에 대한 연구

  • Lee, Yun-Hwan
  • 이윤환
  • Received : 2016.03.26
  • Accepted : 2016.05.26
  • Published : 2016.06.01


A virtual power plant (VPP) technology is a cluster of distributed generation installations. VPP system is that integrates several types of distributed generation sources, so as to give a reliable overall power supply. Virtual power plant systems play a key role in the smart grids concept and the move towards alternative sources of energy. They ensure improved integration of the renewable energy generation into the grids and the electricity market. VPPs not only deal with the supply side, but also help manage demand and ensure reliability of grid functions through demand response (DR) and other load shifting approaches in real time. In this paper, utilizing a variety of distributed generation resources(such as emergency generator, commercial generator, energy storage device), activation scheme of the virtual power plant technology. In addition, through the analysis of the domestic electricity market, it describes a scheme that can be a virtual power plant to participate in electricity market. It attempts to derive the policy support recommendation in order to obtain the basics to the prepared in position of power generation companies for the commercialization of virtual power plant.


Virtual power plant;Smartgrid;Distributed generation resources;Electricity market


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