Next Kraftwerke named to Global Cleantech 100 2015

Published: 26. January 2016

Awardees Global Cleantech 100 Next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plants in Europe, today announced it has been included in the Cleantech Group’s prestigious Global Cleantech 100 for 2015. The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Featured companies are considered to be best positioned to solve the clean technology challenges of tomorrow, making the Global Cleantech 100 a comprehensive list of private companies most likely to make the highest market impact.

“We are very happy to be named to the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. To us, renewable energy is not necessarily synonymous with unpredictability. In fact, as specialists for short term trading, Next Kraftwerke uses the potential of digitalization to make the flexibility of renewables a profitable asset. This allows us to demonstrate the profitability of sustainability, while making further progress on the energy transition,” said Next Kraftwerke founder and CEO Hendrik Sämisch.

To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange. This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6,900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries. See the complete list of 100 companies here…


Next Kraftwerke is the operator of a large-scale Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and a certified power trader on various European energy exchanges (such as EPEX and EEX). Our VPP bundles thousands of medium- and small-scale power-producing and power-consuming units. To successfully operate our VPP in a changing electricity market for us it's all about being digital, being flexible and being sustainable.