Virtual Power Plant Operator & Power Trader
We operate one of Europe’s largest Virtual Power Plants. From our central control platform, we connect power-producing assets from renewable sources such as biogas, wind, and solar with commercial and industrial power consumers and power-storage systems. The resulting tight-knit network benefits everyone involved and the power grid as a whole.
Higher profits for participants
Electricity does not have a fixed price. On the power exchanges, the trading price changes up to 96 times per day. Using our Virtual Power Plant, our aggregated network of customers can participate in the power exchanges and take advantage of the price fluctuation. They only produce or consume power at times when it makes the most economic sense, with all necessary information for finding the best price automatically available in our system.
Products for power producers and consumers
A stable grid for everyone
When power supply relies on weather-dependent sources such as solar and wind, the system must be able to reliably accommodate fluctuation. Our Virtual Power Plant can do just that: Clouds are rolling in above a solar park? We increase power production from our bioenergy plants. Is the wind stronger than expected? Flexible power consumers increase their usage and benefit from cheaper wind power.
More on the Virtual Power Plant
“We are certain that the demand for power in Germany can be completely covered with renewable energies by 2050. As we pursue this goal, we think in terms of bits and watts: By harnessing the possibilities of digitalization, we network thousands of power producers, consumers, and storage assets and put them on the markets with help from our power traders. Even small assets have an important role to play in this economic landscape, contributing to a more democratic energy sector.”
Hendrik Sämisch and Jochen Schwill, founders and CEOs of Next Kraftwerke
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Virtual Power Plant Next Pool
How our Virtual Power Plant works