Participate in FY2020 Virtual Power Plant (VPP) construction demonstration project ~Frequency coordination and optimum control system with home storage battery, EV and HP water heater~

2020.06.01[Press Release]

Shizen Energy Inc. (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Directors: Ken Isono, Kenji Kawado, Masaya Hasegawa, hereinafter “Shizen Energy”) applied to “FY2020 Virtual Power Plant Construction Demonstration Project That Utilizes Demand-side Energy Resources (VPP Aggregator Project),” for which a public offering was made by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the application was approved on May 29. It is for the second consecutive year that Shizen Energy participates in the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) construction demonstration project. (*1) 

Shizen Energy will participate in a demonstration project as a resource aggregator (*2) and conduct multi-use control demonstrations which perform frequency (in seconds) control with home energy storage batteries, industrial storage batteries and Electric Vehicles (EVs), while performing dynamic pricing-linked optimal control . Shizen Energy is also planning to conduct optimal control for dynamic pricing using a heat pump (HP) water heater.

In order to aim for a 100% renewable-powered planet, Shizen Energy launched the Energy Tech business based on the belief that not only the development of renewable energy power sources, but also a mechanism for balancing the supply and demand of renewable energy power sources is essential. We will accelerate achieving a “100% renewable-powered planet” by further promoting distributed power supply systems into regions.


Aggregation coordinator

Kyushu Electric Power Co.,Inc
Collaborating OrganizationsCentral Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Resource aggregatorsEfficient Corporation
Kyuden Technosystems Corporation
Kyushu Electric Power Co.,Inc
Sanix Incorporated
Shizen Energy Inc.
Nissimu Electronics Industries Co.,Ltd.
NEC Corporation
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
Demonstration PeriodJune 2020 – February 2021

*1 For more information on the project, click below

Shizen Energy Press Release: “Participation in a Demonstration Project to Establish a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) for Home Use Frequency adjustment using storage batteries -” (June 4, 2019) participate-in-virtual-power-plant-vpp- construction-demonstration-project/

*2 Resource aggregator: A business entity that concludes VPP service contract directly with customers and conducts resource control.


Kyushu Electric Power Company: “Commencement of FY2020 Virtual Power Plant Construction Demonstration Project” (Japanese only) (dated June 1, 2020)