To optimize local distribution networks and customer facilities (phase 1), detailed depictions of individual plants and, if necessary, synchronization with the planned production are required. This can be a compensation of performance on sale or purchase. In addition to plant-specific restrictions, the complex rules for grid usage must be taken into account.
The optimization of virtual power plants (Phase 2) requires the parallel optimization of local, site-specific schedules of individual plants as well as the globally bundled marketing of all generating units. As additional restrictions arise marketing-specific, market-side requirements, for example. Regarding the deadlines for the provision of balancing power.