51 – Building virtual power plants

This week Chris and Johan are joined by Mathew Sachs from CPower. CPower aims to aggregate distributed energy resources such as electric vehicles, data centres and home batteries to balance the grid.  Mathew shares how demand response has evolved from manually shutting down elevators to real time automation. Listen in to find out what drives customers to participate in the flexibility market and why economies of scale is so critical in this business.

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