Virtual Power Plant Market to exceed $709.2 Million by 2021

Virtual power plants are employed to optimize power generation from existing sources, integrate various renewable energy sources, and, ultimately, reduce the carbon footprint on the environment. Any growth in the smart grid would directly impact the market of virtual power plant.


The global virtual power plant market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 29.68% from 2016 to 2021. North America is estimated to be the largest market for virtual power plants, followed by Europe in 2016. This trend is expected to continue till 2021. The growth of the virtual power plant market is driven by increasing share of renewable energy in the power generation mix as well as shift from centralized to distributed generation and lowering costs for solar and energy storage.


The virtual power plant market is dominated by a few key demand response aggregators such as EnerNOC, Inc. (U.S.), Comverge, Inc. (U.S.), Flexitricity (U.K.), Limejump Ltd. (U.K.), among others. Also, there are few market giants in the virtual power plant market which includes, ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), General Electric Company (U.S.), Schneider Electric SE (France), and Siemens AG (Germany), among others.


Download PDF Brochure @


Virtual Power Plant is a combination of various distributed electricity generation entities which are controlled and operated by a central unit using integrated software systems. This technology has the capability to stretch supplies from existing power generation sources (both renewable and nonrenewable energy sources) as well as through utility demand reduction programs.  Virtual power plant solutions can be associated with various concepts such as smart grid, microgrid, distributed generation, demand response, and advanced energy storage, among others.


The North American region holds the largest market for virtual power plant solutions, driven by rapidly growing use of renewables in order to reduce carbon footprint, shift from centralized to distribution generation and decline in costs of solar PV and battery energy storage would propel the market growth. The other major drivers include increasing power demand, and strict government regulations on energy efficiency.


The Asia-Pacific market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2021. The region is the largest market for the infrastructure sector and industrial sector and is taking various steps to reduce carbon footprint and produce clean energy which includes renewable energy such as hydro energy, wind energy and solar energy generation.


Request Sample Pages of the Report @


Major Market Developments

  • In October 2016, ABB, Ltd. (Switzerland) launched a micro grid solution in order to address the demand for flexible technology for distributed generation. This would help maximize the use of renewable energy sources while reducing dependency on fossil fuels used by generator sets.
  • In May 2016, Cpower (U.S.) acquired Johnson Controls’ (France) Integrated Demand Resources (iDR) business. The purchase is a part of CPower’s ongoing efforts to expand its demand response portfolio nationwide. For Johnson Controls, the transaction is a part of a continuing strategy to invest in its building management technologies designed to deliver energy and operational efficiency to its customers.
  • In August 2016, Enbala Power Networks (Canada) and Encycle, Corp. (Canada) announced a partnership to integrate the Symphony by Enbala’s distributed energy resource management platform with Encycle’s Swarm Energy Management solution for demand response and demand management. This partnership would help the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) customers in lowering their energy usage and costs, enabling utilities to easily achieve their grid balancing and energy efficiency goals.


About MarketsandMarkets™

MarketsandMarkets™ provides quantified B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies’ revenues. Currently servicing 7500 customers worldwide including 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies as clients. Almost 75,000 top officers across eight industries worldwide approach MarketsandMarkets™ for their painpoints around revenues decisions.


Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets™ are tracking global high growth markets following the “Growth Engagement Model – GEM”. The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write “Attack, avoid and defend” strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. MarketsandMarkets™ now coming up with 1,500 MicroQuadrants (Positioning top players across leaders, emerging companies, innovators, strategic players) annually in high growth emerging segments. MarketsandMarkets™ is determined to benefit more than 10,000 companies this year for their revenue planning and help them take their innovations/disruptions early to the market by providing them research ahead of the curve.


MarketsandMarkets’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, “Knowledgestore” connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets.


Mr. Sanjay Gupta
MarketsandMarkets™ INC.
630 Dundee Road
Suite 430
Northbrook, IL 60062
USA : 1-888-600-6441

Content Source:

Matched content

Editor’s pick

Express Press Release Distribution