Fujitsu Limited and AutoGrid Systems have declared that Fujitsu will begin offering AutoGrid’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) solution in the Japanese market.
Fujitsu will leverage the solution to maximize the use of distributed energy resources in the domestic energy market and contribute to the expansion of renewable energy and the realization of a decarbonized society.
“AutoGrid aims to expand its VPP presence in Japan by providing Fujitsu with solutions that push the utilization of flexible DERs to the next level,” said Amit Narayan, Founder & CEO, AutoGrid. “We already see a great openness to grid innovation in the Japanese market, and this partnership paves the way for more efficient, intelligent and clean energy systems to take hold.”
“Distributed energy resources were introduced in Japan to promote grid resiliency but it often proves difficult to predict and adjust the amount of energy supplied. Energy providers, aggregators and grid operators have started building VPP systems to operate energy efficiently and to respond to the expanding energy trading market,” said Michiaki Morioka, Head of Utility Business Division, Fujitsu. “By utilizing Fujitsu’s strong partnership with customers in the energy industry as well as AutoGrid’s experience of deploying VPP solutions globally, this partnership will contribute to the creation of an industry-wide next-generation energy platform.”
Based on the agreement, Fujitsu will begin selling the VPP solution AutoGrid FlexTM in the Japanese market as an AutoGrid partner.
AutoGrid FlexTM enables the optimization of energy operations and the control and management of distributed energy resources. By providing this solution to energy providers and aggregators, Fujitsu will contribute to the realization of next-generation energy platforms to maximize the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar power, and distributed energy resources, such as storage batteries.
AutoGrid aims to expand its business in Japan with its VPP technologies, providing Fujitsu with VPP solutions that enable the utilization of multi-functional, flexible, and distributed energy resources that are suitable for the Japanese market.
Going forward, the two companies will continue leveraging their respective strengths to promote the introduction of renewable energy and contribute to the realization of a more sustainable society by delivering solutions that contribute to the stable and efficient use of distributed energy resources.