The EnergyHub can also bring benefits to Grid companies (Distribution System Operators, DSOs) and Balance Responsible Parties (BRPs), by allowing spare capacity in the EnergyHub to be utilized for grid supporting services. This is done through a Virtual Power Plant (VPP), which will allow cost effective and large-scale utilization and integration of solar energy. In a VPP, several small power plants are controlled together enabling the distribution of electricity from locations of oversupply to places where there is demand.
Several EnergyHubs can participate in a Virtual Power Plant operated by a utility. This brings several benefits to utilities such as deferring other grid investments, massive redundancy and control and monitoring of the LV grid.