Based on the remote monitoring technologies developed to date, in the future ELIIY Power will support virtual power plants (VPP), demand response (charging and discharging storage batteries to respond to the demand fluctuation for electricity) and electric power demand adjustment, and also roll out initiatives to create new added value, such as IoT services that turn storage batteries into a platform comprised of information and energy.
ELIIY Power was adopted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to participate in the Virtual Power Plant Construction and Demonstration Project and has been engaged in VPP demonstration projects since 2016.
A Virtual Power Plant (VPP) uses IoT technologies to perform the integrated control of storage batteries, solar power plants, electric vehicles and other devices which are distributed in various locations, allowing them to function as if they were a single power plant.
ELIIY Power has envisioned this VPP concept since its founding. Since 2010, it has equipped its electricity storage systems with communications functions and provide a service to monitor the operational status of systems remotely.
By utilizing this function for VPP, electricity storage systems distributed among households, offices, buildings and elsewhere can be managed and controlled in an integrated way, aiding in tasks such as electric power demand-supply adjustments.
In the future, utilizing the electricity storage system infrastructure on the scale of tens of thousands of installations across Japan will help ensure the stable supply of power during an emergency and reduce environmental impact.
ELIIY Power is pursuing the possibilities of providing various services that combine its electricity storage systems with NTT DOCOMO IoT technologies to utilize a new sensor platform. (Press release
ELIIY CLOUD INTEGRATED, the electricity storage system integrated management solution launched as a service in February 2020, monitors the operational statuses of multiple electricity storage systems and allows their configurations to be modified all at once, reducing the task load of administrators.
Additionally, since the power outage status of each site or residential unit can be quickly ascertained, a prompt on-site response can also be initiated. (Press release