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Next Kraftwerke starts delivering aFRR grid reserves in Belgium
Since January of 2021, Next Kraftwerke offers Automatic Frequency Restoration Reserve (aFRR) to the Belgian grid operator Elia through its fleet of networked decentralized units. Those units consist of different technologies, with CHPs being the most prominent. Leading up to the successful implementation of the Belgian aFRR pool’s operations, Next Kraftwerke went through the prequalification More…
Shell acquires Next Kraftwerke to strengthen position in renewable energy trading
Subject to approval by the regulatory authorities, Shell* will acquire 100% of Next Kraftwerke’s shares. As a part of the Renewables & Energy Solutions division at Shell, the German power trader and operator of Virtual Power Plants based in Cologne strengthens its position as a leading power trader for renewable energies. Following acquisition, Next Kraftwerke More…
Next Kraftwerke includes geothermal plant in Next Pool
With an installed capacity of up to 4.7 MWe (electricity) and 6.88 MWth (heat), the plant in Garching a.d. Alz, Germany, is one of 16 geothermal plants nationwide currently producing both electricity and heat. After nearly three years of construction, operator Silenos Energy completed the plant. Since January 2021, the plant has been part of More…
Next Kraftwerke named Global Cleantech 100 company for the third time
Next Kraftwerke was named a 2021 Global Cleantech 100 Company by Cleantech Group. The 100 companies on the list represent private, independent and for-profit companies, which contribute to a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient future. This year’s list includes innovators from 15 countries, with just over half located in the US and the rest hailing More…
The Austrian Bundesforste trade electricity from hydropower via the Next Pool
Forstaubach, Hallstatt, Kainischtaun and Schallau - these are the names of the four Austrian hydroelectric power plants that will contribute their energy to the Virtual Power Plant from 2021. The operator of the small hydropower plants are the Austrian Bundesforste. Since 2006, they have been generating energy from water with small hydroelectric power plants. Currently, More…