Houwing, M. and M.D. Ilic: The Value of IT for Virtual Power Plants with Micro Cogeneration Systems, pp. 1-6. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 12-15 Oct. (2008). At: Beijing, China. [s.l.]: IEEE, 2008. Eds. Geok-Soon Hing. ISBN: 978-1-4244-2384-2. International Proceeding (refereed)
Micro cogeneration technology (micro-CHP) is expected to be an important novel residential heating technology for the future in certain countries around the world. The interesting aspect of micro-CHP is that it is a controllable distributed generation technology. This paper provides novel conceptual insight into how micro-CHP systems can be controlled aggregatedly in vitual power plants (VPPs). Cost benefits for VPPs can be achieved through ‘economies of intelligence’ with the help of intelligent control schemes.