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The SSE Virtual Power Plant

A new, innovative approach to help you reduce your energy costs and earn additional revenue.

Are you able to change how and when you consume or generate energy? Do you have energy storage facilities? If so, you can take advantage of your flexibility to access new, valuable revenue streams through our Virtual Power Plant service.

As the electricity system evolves, flexibility is becoming increasingly valuable. And, thanks to recent technological advances, unlocking this value is becoming easier and more accessible. Our Virtual Power Plant has no upfront costs, won’t compromise your core operational requirements and can help you unlock the full potential of your energy flexibility.


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Find out how the SSE Virtual Power Plant can help optimise your business today.
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How does the SSE Virtual Power Plant work?

SSE’s Virtual Power Plant knits together all types of distributed energy resources – demand side response, battery storage, combined heat and power, generation, electric vehicles – to offer capacity and flexibility to different markets.

The assets that you own and control can be added to our Virtual Power Plant. Using our advanced technology and market expertise, we’ll help you find a solution which delivers the best available financial return.

You can decide how and when you want to make assets available to the system. Your assets are then utilised automatically, with no disruption to your core business.

Benefits at a glance

  • Use the flexibility of your assets to make money
  • Access to a broad range of revenue streams
  • Future proofed technology that’s robust, resilient and secure
  • Seamless integration – no impact on your business operations
  • Controllable – you can switch off if you need to
  • A revenue share arrangement with SSE: no upfront or hidden fees
  • Additional insight into your assets and their performance
  • A service from energy experts, SSE; a name you can trust.


Frequently asked questions

Got a question about how Virtual Power Plant works? View our frequently asked questions.
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We’ll work with you to help you earn revenue from your existing assets.

These assets could include:

  • electricity generation, such as back-up generators, gas engines or CHP
  • battery storage
  • on-site energy consuming assets, such as freezers, pumps and motors.

Find out more today about how you can unlock new revenue streams and reduce your costs. Our experienced team will quickly assess your capabilities and design a bespoke solution that takes into account all your business requirements and your current supply contracts.

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