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First Power-to-Gas asset linked in Next Kraftwerke’s Virtual Power Plant
Next Kraftwerke’s central control system has integrated the innovative Power-to-Gas unit in its Virtual Power Plant “Next Pool” and controls the electrolyzer in case of an excess of solar and wind power in the distribution network area. The electrolyzer, operated by Greenpeace Energy and the public utility in Bavarian Haßfurt, has a capacity of 1.25 MW and is able to produce hydrogen from excessive power generated by renewable energies. The asset will also provide control reserve to TSO Tennet.
Next Kraftwerke brings Belgium’s first Virtual Power Plant into operation
Brussels-based Next Kraftwerke Belgium has successfully provided primary control reserve (R1) to transmission system operator Elia by networking the power generation of many small renewable generators. With its Virtual Power Plant (VPP), Next Kraftwerke brings a new concept to Belgium and is the first company in Belgium to provide primary reserve control on lower voltage levels.
Next Kraftwerke wins 2016 “Good Practice of the Year” award
The “Good Practice of the Year” jury has chosen Next Kraftwerke’s Virtual Power Plant Next Pool as the 2016 “Technology & Design” winner, stating it is an immense asset in the transformation of the power grid.
Next Kraftwerke expands Virtual Power Plant to Poland
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.
Next Kraftwerke starts cooperation with Energie365 to expand to the Dutch market
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.
Next Kraftwerke named to Global Cleantech 100 2015
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.
Next Kraftwerke opens Virtual Power Plant for photovoltaic systems below 800 kW
With a new online tool for assets with an installed capacity below 800 kW, Next Kraftwerke has opened its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to smaller photovoltaic systems. Registration takes only a few clicks and can be completed by operators in just a few minutes.
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