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

News

Next Kraftwerke wins Intersolar Award 2017 06.06.2017

Next Kraftwerke was awarded with the Intersolar Award 2017 for PV forecasting and power trading through the Virtual Power Plant.
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Centrali Next – a Virtual Power Plant for Italy 30.05.2017

Next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plants in Europe, expands its operation to Italy. Together with the newly founded Centrali Next, Next Kraftwerke markets the electricity of decentralized renewable energy producers and aggregates them in the Virtual Power Plant Next Pool – with reduced costs and future opportunities for Italian renewable asset operators.
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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.
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Blog

Decentralized energy, seen through the eyes of a power trader A successful energy transition is dependent on integrating decentralized energy systems. To clarify important questions regarding decentralization – including the upsides and challenges for energy systems – we spoke with Next Kraftwerke’s in-house power trader, Amani Joas.
First shift, then store In our future energy systems we will pretty often see times where, let’s say, a sudden storm front brings heaps of cheap and green and beautiful but, alas, in that particular time unneeded wind power into the system. And we will see times where the opposite happens: a sudden shortage of wind and solar power. What can we do about it?
A nearly complete list of European TSOs The European power grid at a glance: This list of European Transmission System Operators (TSOs) shows most of the European power grids with their key figures: The circuit length and the shares of the voltage levels.

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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)
Sales
10,2 TWh (2016)
Volume of Power Trading
4,076
Units
2,726 MW
Networked Capacity
135
Staff
756 MW
Prequalified Tertiary Capacity Reserve
657 MW
Prequalified Secondary Capacity Reserve

Technology

Learn more about the technology behind our Virtual Power Plant.