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

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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Next Pool expands to Swiss control reserve market 18.01.2017

Next Kraftwerke and Bern’s Rezek Solutions GmbH are launching a joint venture, Suisse Next GmbH, in Bern to bring the Next Pool Virtual Power Plant to the Swiss control reserve market. The Virtual Power Plant pools renewable energies and makes them available on the control reserve market…
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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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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.