what are steps to start a VPP (virtual power plant) in the US, specifically SW Florida
How do like minded folks with Solar nd PowerWalls band together to form localized VPP's?
Good question. I suspect the answer involves more complexity and more regulatory hassle than one would think. There are existing models out there which have been deployed in other states - that’s probably a good place to start.
I’m interested here in Tampa Bay.
You start by voting the Florida Legislature out of office. As I understand it, it is against Florida law to do this. Only utilities can buy or sell electricity. That's what makes them a monopoly.