Next Kraftwerke reaches milestone of 1,000 MW contracted generation capacity in Poland


Published: 14. September 2021

VPP in Poland reaches 1,000 megawatt in aggregated capacity VPP in Poland reaches 1,000 megawatt in aggregated capacity The Polish subsidiary of Next Kraftwerke, based in Warsaw, has contracted more than 1,000 MW of renewables generation capacity for the coming year. The portfolio consists of wind power, photovoltaics, and biogas, with the largest share being wind power generation. The generators under management that will be connected to the central control system of the virtual power plant in the coming months, range in size from smaller generators with a capacity of less than 1 MW to the largest Polish wind farm with a capacity of 118 MW. Some of the contracted assets are operated outside of the Polish renewable energies auction system and are supplied with PPA contracts by Next Kraftwerke. Others are auction winners that are offered an offtaking agreement and the management of the subsidy settlement. In both cases, Next Kraftwerke assumes full responsibility for forecasting, trading, the fulfilment of the obligations under the System Operation Guideline (SOGL) and balancing group management for its customers.

Next Kraftwerke sp.z o.o. has started operations in Poland in 2016. Today, the Polish market has emerged as one of the European markets where Next Kraftwerke is most active with its services for renewable electricity trading. Additionally, the market might open up soon for the delivery of control reserve from networked distributed generators, another field where Next Kraftwerke is active with its Virtual Power Plant (VPP).


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Next Kraftwerke operates one of the biggest Virtual Power Plants in Europe. By utilizing the full potential of digitalization, the company networks thousands of energy-producing and energy-consuming units in the Virtual Power Plant “Next Pool”. Through its technology and trading, clients are able to produce and consume electricity when prices are best for them. By trading their aggregated power 24/7 on different energy spot markets the Virtual Power Plant also makes a substantial contribution to stabilizing the grid by smartly distributing the power generated and consumed by the individual units in times of peak load.