Generac Grid Services, a subsidiary of Generac Power Systems, a designer and manufacturer of energy engineering solutions and other power products, says the Concerto platform will now enable Iberdrola to meet demand on the Spanish grid.
Using the Concerto platform, Iberdrola has built a virtual power plant (VPP), which has successfully transformed the provision of demand flexibility services started at the end of last year into an automated dispatch service.
Iberdrola selected Generac Grid Services as its VPP software supplier in a tender at the end of 2021. Since then, the companies have been working together to combine solar energy production and load from commercial and industrial premises and smart homes across Spain to support grid frequency stabilization in Spain’s transmission networks. operator Red Eléctrica de España.
“The open ecosystem of the Concerto platform allows us to connect and send resources that utilize separate communication interfaces,” says Rafael Bellido, Iberdrola’s director of flexibility solutions. “This will help Iberdrola create value from a greater number of participating systems, which will benefit our customers and help keep the Spanish grid more reliable.”
Jan Peter Moree, Business Development Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Generac Grid Services, adds: “Together, Generac Grid Services and Iberdrola demonstrate the value of predicting and optimizing renewable energy generation solutions.”
Iberdrola and Generac Grid Services are actively exploring ways to expand their cooperation. Together, the companies aim to increase the number and type of distributed energy resources that provide flexible capacity, and are particularly keen to include electric vehicles (EVs) and industrial loads in their portfolio. In addition, companies are actively planning to offer this increased flexibility to markets outside of demand response, with manual spectrum fallback reserves expected to begin later this year.