Combining virtual power plant and smart grid technology, our unique platform, SSE Enhance, dynamically optimises a clients energy estate, drives decarbonisation and maximises revenue from energy flexibility.

SSE Enhance is an innovative platform that combines both Virtual Power Plant and Smart Grid technology. The former enables large energy users in the public and private sectors such as process industries, manufacturing, local authorities and facilities management to generate income from their energy assets and/or load flexibility. Whilst the latter manages constraints in a client’s underlying network, allowing it to maximise security of supply and the associated potential for energy asset deployment. SSE Enhance forms the basis of our Energy as a Service proposition and supports clients in their drive to Net Zero whilst unlocking the financial benefits of existing assets. SSE Enhance Energy will enable customers to be paid for reducing their electricity demand or increasing the power output of assets such as combined heat and power units and energy storage during peak periods. Output of solar and wind can be blended with energy storage and load management to improve demand

certainty and potentially reduce associated energy tariffs or improve PPA prices for front of meter assets. This is all supported by the expertise of SSE’s energy trading team. SSE Enhance Grid can dynamically manage site power to improve security of supply and power quality. It will also enable additional energy assets to be added to a customer’s constrained network without the need for further investment by dynamically balancing generation, storage and load. SSE’s Energy-as-a-Service proposition couples these solutions with power asset development, adoption or asset stewardship (where SSE invests to upgrade a client’s power infrastructure and operates it as a service). In doing so, SSE’s customers can outsource the risks and complexities of the energy markets and the zero-carbon transition, releasing much needed finance locked up in their assets.

Balancing markets

Asset planning and investment

Smart grid Optimising building site grid power and control

DSO markets

Asset deployment

Revenue optimisation Maximising

the value of energy

Wholesale markets

Asset/site control

Site optimisation

Ancillary markets

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