More than 1,000 dirty peaker plants across the U.S. come online when electricity demand spikes. A new study published by The Digital Economist reveals the huge economic, health, and environmental burden peakers place on society. However, Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) offer a viable, cleaner and less expensive alternative , harnessing and scaling distributed energy resources as single flexible entities that meet peak demand. Access statistical background on:
- The Economic and environmental impacts of operating peakers
- Locations and socioeconomic impact of peakers, which disproportionately impact disadvantaged populations
- VPPs as a cleaner and more economical alternative.