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Siemens puts two virtual power plants into operation; integrating small renewable sources, including vehicles ev...

Siemens puts two virtual power plants into operation; integrating small renewable sources, including vehicles eventually 28 April 2012 Siemens recently put two virtual power plants into operation. Virtual power plants are networks of several small power stations that are run as a single system. One of the new virtual power plants enables the Munich municipal utility company to run six of its cogeneration modules, five hydroelectric facilities, and one wind-power plant more efficiently and economically than if they were operated separately. The facilities have a combined output of 20 megawatts. The second virtual power plant was set up for the utility company RWE and consists of a number of similar components to those in Munich. Although it will initially also have an output of 20 megawatts, the second virtual power plant will be expanded to 200 megawatts by 2015. The key c...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/04/siemens-20120428....

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