VPPlant Management Board

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Grzegorz Nowaczewski

Chairman of the Board Virtual Power Plant

A graduate of Warsaw University of Technology at the Department of Production Engineering field of study Management and Marketing. Co-founder of the innovative company Virtual Power Plant (VPPlant), which objective is to create a virtual power plant (VPP) based on the potential to shift the momentary energy consumption in modern buildings away from the peak hours.

Grzegorz Nowaczewski has 23 years of experience in designing IT solutions. Previously, he was the head of technology projects at Polish television channels and pioneer of wireless Internet applications in the field of remote control and banking.

VPPlant platform enables the exchange of benefits resulting from the real-time adjusting of energy consumption by active energy consumers to the current capacity of DSOs or situation on the transmission grid. Services provided by VPPlant are measured by “negawatts” (energy, consumption of which was consciously abandoned). As part of the research and development project, co-funded by the National Centre for Research and Development program Alfa Bridge – the company has developed an Enabler DSR service. This technology adjusts the consumption of electricity and heat in buildings to their variable occupancy while maintaining comfort perceived by the people inside. Enabler DSR also prepares the building from technical standpoint to the changes that will occur in the next decade in the European energy sector.

In July 2016 VPPlant started oBEMS project to expand Enabler DSR for better optimization of office buildings. This project is co-financed with the use of European funds under the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020.