Next Kraftwerke expands Virtual Power Plant to Poland

Published: 16. June 2016

CEO Jochen Schwill and office manager Artur Lagodzinski

Next Kraftwerke, which operates in several European countries, has now expanded its Virtual Power Plant to Poland. As a licensed Polish power trader, Next Kraftwerke jointly with Elektrownie Next sp.z o.o. markets electricity from Polish renewable energy sources via the Virtual Power Plant Next Pool. Elektrownie Next is a fully-owned subsidiary of Next Kraftwerke, which has already linked more than 3,000 renewable energy assets in central European countries.

“We have decided to offer our products on the Polish market because of pending changes to Poland’s renewable energy laws,” said Jochen Schwill, founder and CEO of Next Kraftwerke, on the decision to expand to Poland. “For our central control system it is not important where the assets are located. We can link them wherever they are: in Germany, France, Poland or somewhere else.”

Artur Lagodzinski, office manager in Poland, says: ”By linking to Next Kraftwerke’s central control system and by cooperating with our traders in Cologne, we are able to guarantee our clients at least the average monthly spot market price based on the Polish power exchange’s TGE Base. This enables us to offer operators plenty of planning security. We are confident that many clients will find these conditions attractive.”


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.