It's about being digital
By utilizing the full potential of digitalization, Next Kraftwerke networks thousands of power producers and power consumers in its Virtual Power Plant Next Pool. More
It's about being flexible
Flexibility is the biggest asset and the biggest challenge for operating and shaping the electricity market of the future. More
It's about being sustainable
Next Kraftwerke finds solutions to some of the key challenges of transforming the global energy system towards renewable energies. More


Eneco Group invests in Next Kraftwerke 09.05.2017

Dutch sustainable energy company Eneco Group has acquired a minority interest of 34% in Germany-based Next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plants (VPP) in Europe. The investment will allow for the further strategic expansion of Next Kraftwerke in Europe and contribute to the joint ambition of Eneco Group and Next Kraftwerke to accelerate the energy transition by means of technology, enabling more renewable and decentralized energy.

Next Kraftwerke named one of Europe's fastest growing companies 11.04.2017

Next Kraftwerke is featured in this year's FT1000 list of Europe's fastest growing companies. In the FT1000, the Financial Times and Statista have identified the 1,000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. partners with Next Kraftwerke for air conditioning load management in demand-response project 14.02.2017

How can smaller energy consumers be intelligently networked and controlled to create a power system with a high proportion of renewables and an adequate amount of flexibility? Next Kraftwerke partner with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (MITSUI), Japan-based trading, investment and service enterprises, to work on an international demonstration project, which is funded by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), to address this question by October 2019.
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Virtual Power Plant

A Virtual Power Plant (VPP) bundles medium- and small-scale power producing and power consuming units. All units are operated through the Virtual Power Plant’s central control room while remaining independent in their ownership and governance. The objective is to smartly distribute supply and demand and to profitably trade the generated and consumed power.

Facts & Figures

273 million euros (2015)
10,2 TWh (2016)
Volume of Power Trading
2,726 MW
Networked Capacity
756 MW
Prequalified Tertiary Capacity Reserve
657 MW
Prequalified Secondary Capacity Reserve

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