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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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Next Stop: Japan

Our new series of blog posts covers power markets throughout the world. To kick things off, Alexander Krautz and Tobias Romberg discuss their trip to Japan. (Published: 4. April 2019 Author: Christian)
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Elektrownie Next awarded for best debut 2018

The Warsaw Commodity Clearing House (IRGiT) has presented its annual “Rozrachunki” award in the category of the début of the year 2018 to Elektrownie Next. The award recognises the most active players and brokers trading on the exchange market in 2018. As a licensed Polish power trader, Virtual Power Plant operator Next Kraftwerke, parent company More… (Published: 25. March 2019 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Who is disrupting the utility frequency?

On 10 January 2019, the utility frequency of Europe’s power grid dropped to 49.8 hertz. Many factors contributed to the near-blackout that evening, but the incident is not the only one in recent weeks that has shaken the grid. (Published: 15. February 2019 Author: Christian)
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Fresh ideas for electrifying port logistics

Next Kraftwerke is joining Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology, and the University of Göttingen (Chair of Information Management) on a unique project called FRESH. With FRESH, the project partners are trying out new ideas for control reserve provided by batteries in electric automated guided vehicles (AGV). HHLA More… (Published: 6. February 2019 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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South Korean PV company Haezoom signs NEMOCS contract

NEMOCS, Next Kraftwerke’s VPP-as-a-service solution, is making its debut in South Korea: As part of a project contract, solar energy company Haezoom will use NEMOCS to monitor and control their assets. Haezoom specializes in maximizing solar energy efficiency through data and IT-related technologies. Using Next Kraftwerke’s VPP-as-a-service solution, Haezoom will obtain live data from their More… (Published: 5. February 2019 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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VPP grows from 4,000 to 6,000 MW – Review 2018

One large German newspaper recently named us Utility of the future, which made us reflect on what we really are today. So, this is about you, 2018: For starters, we were able to raise our networked capacity from 4000 to 6000 MW. Almost half of our growth was achieved by our international subsidiaries. In Italy More… (Published: 25. January 2019 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Renewable Energy Island – Part 2

In the second part of our series, we will talk about different concepts for Virtual Power Plants on islands and island groups for providing a sustainable and secure power supply. (Published: 27. December 2018 Author: Christian)
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