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Next Kraftwerke is one of the most innovative SME according to Wirtschafts Woche.
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Next Kraftwerke among the 50 most innovative medium-sized enterprises

Wirtschafts Woche ranked us 21st in their list of the most innovative medium-sized enterprise in Germany. Wirtschafts Woche is one of the biggest weekly business-news magazines in Germany. For the ranking, they analyzed the innovative power of 3500 medium-sized enterprises in Germany, taking into account financial statements as well as interviews with clients, competitors and CEOs.

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The St. Nikolaus boat provides primary reserve.
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St. Nikolaus passed test drive

It was an unusual test drive that excursion ship St. Nikolaus passed the other day: She was successfully steered to do the double humped curve to prequalify for primary reserve. After the prequalification she is, now, allowed to provide primary reserve in the transmission network of Amprion to help stabilize the grid.

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The Power to Gas plant in Hassfurt Germany.
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Power-to-Gas plant from the Next Pool is awarded with the Bavarian Energy Price

The Power-to-Gas-unit (P2G) from our Next Pool has received the Bavarian Energy Price in the category „Energy distribution and storage“. The P2G-unit of the Bavarian city of Haßfurt is operated by Greenpeace Energy. It is able to produce hydrogen from excessive power generated by renewable energies.

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he Womens Team of Chess Club Hamburg in Next Kraftwerke Jerseys.
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Next Kraftwerke sponsors the women‘s team of the Hamburg chess club

Next Kraftwerke is the new main sponsor of the women‘s Bundesliga team of Chess Club Hamburg (HSK). Starting in season 2018/2019, the 14 women of the team will be wearing jerseys with the logo of the Virtual Power Plant. Furthermore, Next Kraftwerke will support the team with their travel expenses. 

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Pooled EV batteries to deliver control reserve to the electricity grid
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Next Kraftwerke and Jedlix launch initiative to use electric car batteries for grid stability

Virtual Power Plant (VPP) operator Next Kraftwerke and Jedlix, an electric vehicle (EV) aggregator and smart charging platform provider, have launched an international pilot project to deliver secondary control reserve (aFRR) through the batteries of electric cars. Tendered by Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT, Next Kraftwerke and Jedlix have been selected for the pilot project that will see TenneT assess the technical feasibility of aFRR delivered by new technologies.

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Battery in the Virtual Power Plant of Next Kraftwerke.
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Next Kraftwerke adds battery to Virtual Power Plant to deliver control reserve in Belgium

Next Kraftwerke, one of Europe’s largest Virtual Power Plants, has teamed up with sustainable energy company Eneco Belgium and battery supplier Alfen to integrate a 2-megawatt battery to its Virtual Power Plant Next Pool. The battery provides frequency control reserve (FCR) to the Belgian grid.

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Process of providing the noodvermogen control reserve in the Netherlands.
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A lucid cooperation

Next Kraftwerke has entered into a new cooperation with AgroEnergy and Tenergy. AgroEnergy is one of the biggest energy suppliers for CHPs in greenhouses in the Netherlands. Tenergy supports AgroEnergy in marketing the power generated by the CHPs. Next Kraftwerke has now linked more than 20 of these greenhouses with several CHPs and several tens of MW of lighting to its Virtual Power Plant Next Pool to provide Noodvermogen to Tennet. 

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Ecotricity has signed a contract with Next Kraftwerke for the implementation of NEMOCS.
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Ecotricity selects Next Kraftwerke’s NEMOCS to build Virtual Power Plant

British green electricity company Ecotricity is the first client to implement NEMOCS, Next Kraftwerke’s new software-as-a-service solution. The German Virtual Power Plant operator recently introduced NEMOCS to third parties as a way to network and optimize operation of power-producing and consuming units. NEMOCS can connect thousands of assets. 

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Next Kraftwerke Belgium works together with Eoly and Vanheede
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Next Kraftwerke Belgium teams up with Eoly and Vanheede

Sustainable waste management company Vanheede, sustainable energy supplier Eoly, and Virtual Power Plant operator Next Kraftwerke have teamed up to optimize management of the Vanheede energy portfolio. With its large shares of green power generated from wind, solar, and biogas sources, Vanheede is effectively a net-producer of electricity from the green and sustainable sources included in its sustainable strategy. In optimizing this strategy, the challenge was to create a contract for Vanheede that provided price security while also creating additional revenue opportunities from trading the company’s flexible power generation on the short-term and reserve power markets.

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Elektrownie Next
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Elektrownie Next brings ReneSola’s new PV installations to Polish power market

Starting in March 2018, Elektrownie Next will manage trading of 35 megawatts (MW) of electricity produced by new photovoltaic installations belonging to ReneSola, a producer and distributer of energy-efficient lighting products and solar technology. 

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Preview of the electricity trading platform NEXTRA.
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First customer for Next Kraftwerke’s new trading portal NEXTRA

Eoly is kicking things off with NEXTRA. The Belgian energy company is the first customer to put Next Kraftwerke‘s new trading platform, NEXTRA, to use. NEXTRA allows energy producers and consumers to trade on energy markets all over Europe - without the need for expensive licenses and the investment associated with establishing connections to exchanges. This gives new players access to the energy markets.

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Manage control reserve provision with NEMOCS VPP-as-a-service.
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Next Kraftwerke introduces new VPP software as a service solution NEMOCS

At E-world 2018 in Essen, Cologne-based Next Kraftwerke is introducing NEMOCS, a new service that allows users to operate their own virtual power plant. Utilities and grid operators can use NEMOCS to network decentralized energy market assets - such as producers, consumers, and storage units - to aggregate their capacity and flexibility. Each individual asset can be operated as part of the larger network using remote control technology.
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Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) provide secondary reserve (R2) via CHPs to the Belgium grid.
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Next Kraftwerke shows outstanding compliancy in pilot project and proves Virtual Power Plants can provide Secondary Reserve in Belgium

Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) can reliably provide secondary reserve (R2) to the Belgium grid. This is the result of a pilot project transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has conducted with its partners Next Kraftwerke, Actility and EDF Luminus. The pilot project’s object was to test whether alternative technologies such as Virtual Power Plants can reliably provide R2 to the grid.

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Next Kraftwerke power trader
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Next Kraftwerke records strong portfolio growth in 2017

The Next Pool virtual power plant grew by 1.35 gigawatts (GW) to a total of four GW in 2017. That is an increase of 50 percent compared to the size of the portfolio at the end of 2016. The growth further cements Next Kraftwerke’s position as one of the largest virtual power plants in Europe. 

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