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Next Stop: China

In our blog series "Next Stop" we are taking a closer at various gloabl energy landscapes. This time our stop is in China, where Jan Völpel from our "Innovation & Development" team at Next Kraftwerke visited a conference. (Published: 15. July 2019 Author: Nils Quak)
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Spotlight NEMOCS: Starting a VPP with Haezoom

Venturing into a green energy landscape – especially in countries with no established subsidy schemes for renewables – is a huge undertaking, but also leaves a lot of room for establishing new approaches. South Korea is a country that is still in its first steps of establishing a decentralized green energy industry. Haezoom is a start-up from South Korea that specializes in solar power production. Together with Next Kraftwerke, the Seoul-based company sets out to explore the possibilities of utilizing a VPP. We talked with J-Ho Lee, Product Owner (PO) from Haezoom, and Felix Jedamzik, Key Account Manager NEMOCS at Next Kraftwerke. (Published: 8. July 2019 Author: Nils Quak)
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The big sellout at the Control Reserve Market

How the mixed-pricing system turns the security of the electricity grid into a speculative mass: On the sixth, 12th and 25th of June 2019, market distortions occurred in Germany; some of which had severe effects on the electricity grid. (Published: 4. July 2019 Author: Jan, Christian)
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EPEX: data failure, decoupling, disaster?

Due to a faulty data package, the European electricity exchange EPEX in Paris decoupled the European electricity market on June 7, 2019. This caused a great deal of excitement on the markets. Johannes Päffgen, Head of Energy Trading at Next Kraftwerke, explains the causes and consequences in an interview. (Published: 24. June 2019 Author: Christian)
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Sunny prospects

Good solar forecasts create significant added value. They optimize sales for photovoltaic assets, which leads to lower balancing and control reserve costs. Complicated algorithms working in the background ensure that the forecasts are as accurate as possible. They process large volumes of data from multiple sources so traders are well-positioned on the market. (Published: 11. June 2019 Author: Malek)
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Japanese utility Tohoku utilizes NEMOCS to set up Virtual Power Plant

Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. (Tohoku EPCO) and Next Kraftwerke have agreed to enter into a basic agreement on a strategic partnership in a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) demonstration project utilizing Next Kraftwerke's VPP-solution NEMOCS. It is the first time that Next Kraftwerke has concluded a basic agreement with a Japanese power More… (Published: 23. May 2019 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Stop: India

Our new series of blog posts covers power markets throughout the world. Our next stop is India – Ravi Vaidya is writing his master thesis on Non-European Flexibility Markets at Next Kraftwerke as part of our Innovation & Development team. Together with Jonas Simon, who has just been to India on a business trip, they discuss the Indian energy market. (Published: 16. May 2019 Author: Kerstin)
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Spotlight NEMOCS: Setting up a VPP with Ecotricity

Ecotricity from Great Britain is the first green electricity company providing green energy solutions since 1996. For their future projects, the Stroud based company turned to Next Kraftwerke for setting up a Virtual Power Plant based on its software-as-a-solution NEMOCS. We asked Mark Meyrick, Head of Trading and Smart Grids at Ecotricity, and Tobias Weghorn, NEMOCS product specialist at Next Kraftwerke, about the first steps in setting up a VPP of their own. (Published: 16. May 2019 Author: Nils Quak)
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Forecasting PV production in the Dominican Republic

In the north-west of the Dominican Republic, F&S Solar, solar project planner and client of Next Kraftwerke, has built the largest solar park in the Caribbean. On an area of the size of more than 280 football fields, 215,000 modules were installed to build the Montecristi solar park. With a total capacity of 116 MW More… (Published: 2. May 2019 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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