Understanding and adapting to market dynamics is crucial for new energy suppliers and non-utilities to successfully collaborate with traditional generators, effectively navigate the utility space, participate in trading, and ensure the delivery of optimal energy services.

AutoGrid was recently joined by Swell Energy for a discussion on how virtual power plants (VPPs) are the key to unlocking opportunity in the new energy economy. Discover how these dynamic systems, driven by AI and advanced control, orchestrate and connect diverse fleets of distributed energy assets, fueling generation capacity and growth while enabling consumer electrification.

We explore the promise and mechanics of turnkey VPPs, providing valuable insights for energy retailers, utility professionals, and grid operators. You’ll hear how to harness VPPs to overcome scalability challenges, operational efficiency hurdles, and demand response optimization.

This webinar will help you:

  • Understand how VPPs contribute to grid stability, decarbonization goals, and sustainability initiatives.
  • Grasp the functions and responsibilities of the system operator for network management and stability in the generation sector.
  • Analyze the complexities and opportunities in regulated and deregulated energy markets.
  • Examine the impact of emerging technologies, such as EVSEs and big batteries, on the energy market.
  • Gain insights from real-world use cases of successful VPP collaborations.
  • Discover the advantages of multi-asset VPPs.

The Speakers:

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Alex Pratt

VP of Business Development

Alex heads utility engagement working closely with AutoGrid’s largest domestic utility customers. He has a background in leading high-performance teams as well as bringing a broad spectrum of resources to bear to solve complex problems in dynamic environments. Before joining AutoGrid, Alex served as an officer in the U.S. Navy SEAL teams and subsequently earned an MBA and MS from Stanford University. He also holds a BSE in Civil Engineering from Duke University.

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Peter Asmus

Director of Strategic Marketing
Peter Asmus is the Director of Strategic Marketing for AutoGrid. Previously, he was Research Director for Guidehouse Insights, a management consulting firm. There, he launched the microgrid and VPP research services over a decade ago, forecasting future trends and ranking leading solution providers. He has 34 years of experience in covering and analyzing and writing about emerging energy trends.
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Clint Davis

Head of Grid Services, Swell Energy

Clinton brings over fourteen years of global energy and utilities leadership experience serving startups, utilities and Fortune 500 Global companies to his role leading Swell Energy’s grid services group. Prior to starting Swell Energy, he was Senior Vice President at the distributed energy hardware and software provider Sunverge Energy where he led the product management, sales engineering, customer support, program management, and field engineering functions of the company. Prior to his role at Sunverge, Clinton was at global industrial giant ABB where he was most recently Vice President of Generation and Renewable Industry Solutions. Previous positions include Vice President of Transmission and Distribution Industry Solutions, Director of Smart Grid Product Strategy and Industry Solutions Executive. Clinton holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

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