A Framework for Collaborative Virtual Power Plant Ecosystem

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The notion of Collaborative Virtual Power Plant Ecosystem (CVPP-E) contributes to an effective organization of Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) in such a way that they can act or exhibit the attributes of Virtual Power Plants (VPPs). This concept is derived by merging or integrating principles, organizational structures, and mechanism from the domain of Collaborative Networks (CN) into the area of VPPs. The expectation is that if actors in the RECs engage in collaborative actions this would enable a REC to perform functions that are similar to a VPP. Conceptually, the CVPP-E is constituted of a community manager, a common community energy storage system, prosumers who own a combination of photovoltaic and a battery storage system, and passive consumers, all connected to an energy grid. The key attribute of this proposed ecosystem is that members engage in collective actions or collaborative ventures that are based on a common goal and aimed at achieving sustainable energy generation, consumption, and vending. In this study, we present a high-level model for the aspects of collaboration in the CVPP-E. This involves the compatible/common goals framework, the sharing framework, and the collective actions framework. These frameworks serve as the backbone of the CVPP-E and play a vital role in the modelling of a CVPP-E. Various simulation scenarios are used to assess the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Networks in Digitalization and Society 5.0
Subtitle of host publication23rd IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2022, Lisbon, Portugal, September 19–21, 2022, Proceedings
EditorsLuís M. Camarinha-Matos, Angel Ortiz, Xavier Boucher, A. Luís Osório
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-14844-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-14843-9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022
Event23rd IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2022 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 19 Sept 202221 Sept 2022

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


Conference23rd IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2022


  • Collaborative networks
  • Collective action framework
  • Common goal framework
  • Energy community
  • Energy sharing
  • Sharing framework


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