Next Kraftwerke starts cooperation with Energie365 to expand to the Dutch market


Published: 13. April 2016

Next Kraftwerke starts cooperation with Energie365 Next Kraftwerke and Utrecht-based Energie365 B.V. have teamed up to start a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in the Netherlands. Together, they aim to provide control reserve energy for the Dutch electricity market. As part of the process, Next Kraftwerke has also purchased shares in Energie365.

Founded in 2013, Energie365 aims at aggregating flexibility of decentralized units, such as biogas units and industrial parks. The new joint venture gives Energie365 access to Next Kraftwerke’s technical infrastructure. Additionally, Next Kraftwerke’s traders will support their Dutch counterparts from Energie365 in managing their portfolio.

As the operator of a large-scale VPP, it is part of Next Kraftwerke’s strategy to expand to other European countries. Next Kraftwerke's VPP now bundles around 2,800 medium- and small-scale power-producing and power-consuming units with a total output of 2,000 megawatts.


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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.