The global virtual power plant market reached a value of US$ 1.05 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 4.47 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 25.70% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

A virtual power plant (VPP) is a decentralized network that aggregates heterogeneous distributed energy resources (DER) capacities to enhance the power generation process. It offers a smooth power supply to generate the electricity from renewable energy sources by amalgamating the energy in the battery for circulation. VPP includes a central control system that processes excessive data regarding current power exchange rates, grid information, and weather forecasts. As a result, they offer various benefits, such as optimized power generation from existing sources, reliability, and reduced carbon footprints.

Virtual Power Plant Market Trends:
The widespread adoption of various renewable energy sources, such as biomass, hydropower, and solar energy, for power generation represents one of the key factors driving the global virtual power plant market growth. The integration of several advanced technologies, such as cloud-based solutions and the Internet of Things (IoT) and the gradual shift from centralized to distributed power generation is contributing to the market growth. Additionally, numerous initiatives undertaken by the governments of various countries for deploying renewable technologies to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on account of the growing environmental consciousness and an enhanced focus on sustainable development are creating a positive outlook for the market. The market is also driven by strategic collaborations between the key players and the increasing investments in the research and development (R&D) activities to introduce upgraded versions of virtual power plants. Other factors, such as the rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs), upgradation of the existing smart grid infrastructure, and initiatives undertaken for power sector reforms, especially in the emerging economies, are creating a positive outlook for the market further across the globe.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global virtual power plant market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on technology, source and end user.

Breakup by Technology:

Distribution Generation
Demand Response
Mixed Asset

Breakup by Source:

Renewable Energy
Energy Storage

Breakup by End User:


Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being ABB Ltd., AGL Energy Ltd., Autogrid Systems Inc., Enel Spa, Flexitricity Limited (Reserve Power Holdings (Jersey) Limited), General Electric Company, Hitachi Ltd., Next Kraftwerke GmbH, Osisoft LLC (AVEVA Group plc), Schneider Electric SE, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft and Sunverge Energy Inc.

Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global virtual power plant market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global virtual power plant market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the technology?
What is the breakup of the market based on the source?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end user?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global virtual power plant market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?