A virtual battery captures changes in a consumer’s electricity supply and transforms these fluctuations and demand flexibility into a loaded virtual battery. In this way, it is exactly what it sounds like and creates huge financial and environmental advantages for users and retailers.
Each consumer device connected to the grid, such as heat pumps or electric vehicle charging stations, is individually controlled and does not exceed the available power in the network. As the demand changes, all the devices are gathered in one common Emulate virtual battery that allows for control over this demand. All fluctuations in demand are seen on an aggregate level and can be analyzed, predicted, and evaluated.
The Emulate virtual battery promotes new ways to manage energy in a grid resulting in huge financial savings for society as a whole on our path to 100% renewable energy. This is because the power network can be used more effectively.