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

First Power-to-Gas asset linked in Next Kraftwerke’s Virtual Power Plant 21.10.2016

Next Kraftwerke’s central control system has integrated the innovative Power-to-Gas unit in its Virtual Power Plant “Next Pool” and, as of now, controls the electrolyzer in case of an excess of solar and wind power in the distribution network area. The electrolyzer, operated by Greenpeace Energy and the public utility in Bavarian Haßfurt, has a capacity of 1.25 MW and is able to produce hydrogen from excessive power generated by renewable energies. The asset will also provide control reserve to TSO Tennet.
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Next Kraftwerke brings Belgium’s first Virtual Power Plant into operation 11.08.2016

With its Virtual Power Plant (VPP), Next Kraftwerke brings a new concept to Belgium and is the first company in Belgium to provide primary reserve control on lower voltage levels.
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Next Kraftwerke wins 2016 “Good Practice of the Year” award 27.06.2016

The “Good Practice of the Year” jury has chosen Next Kraftwerke’s Virtual Power Plant Next Pool as the 2016 “Technology & Design” winner, stating it is an immense asset in the transformation of the power grid.
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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
9 TWh (2015)
Volume of Power Trading
3,820
Units
2,452 MW
Networked Capacity
129
Staff
807 MW
Prequalified Tertiary Capacity Reserve
658 MW
Prequalified Secondary Capacity Reserve

Technology

Learn more about the technology behind our Virtual Power Plant.