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The 15 aggregation zones in Italy
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Next Kraftwerke provides balancing energy in Italy

In November, Next Kraftwerke provided balancing energy in Italy for the first time. The Virtual Power Plant offered the transmission grid operator (TSO) TERNA 4.6 megawatts of flexibility. In a first step, Next Kraftwerke had bid in the auction for positive balancing energy. It was thus ready to regulate the consumption of one of its customers – in this case a concrete plant – in response to a signal from the TSO within fifteen minutes if required.

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Next Kraftwerke wins the Digital Champions Award
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Next Krafwerke wins Digital Champions Award

Next Kraftwerke has won the Digital Champions Award 2019. The jury awarded the Virtual Power Plant in the category “Digital Products and Services”. “A very innovative digital product that also follows the megatrend of sustainable, efficient energy generation and use,” the jury judged. 

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Next Kraftwerke and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding
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Next Kraftwerke cooperates with Toshiba in VPP project

Next Kraftwerke and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) have signed an agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) to assess the compatibility of their Virtual Power Plant (VPP) systems and sales channels. The companies aim at jointly developing competitive VPP services by the end of March 2020.

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Next Kraftwerke among Growth Champions 2020
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Next Kraftwerke among Growth Champions 2020

Next Kraftwerke is one of the 500 companies in Germany that business magazine FOCUS and statistics portal Statista have chosen as Growth Champions 2020. The Growth Champions 2020 are a list of the top 500 companies in Germany that achieved a high percentage growth in sales between 2015 and 2018. 

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PV forecast for Osaka Gas
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Next Kraftwerke forecasts production of Osaka Gas PV unit

Japanese gas and power company, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and Next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in Europe, have agreed to conduct a joint verification on solar power generation forecast. Starting today, Next Kraftwerke will forecast the PV production of the 1 MWp solar power station located in Yura. 

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Energy on track uses NEMOCS to build Virtual Power Plant
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Next Kraftwerke and Energy on Track sign Memorandum of Understanding

Next Kraftwerke and Energy on Track signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The companies are aiming at establishing the first Virtual Power Plant in Kazakhstan using Next Kraftwerke‘s VPP-as-a-service NEMOCS. 

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Demand Side Management Nouryon helps stabilizing the grid
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When less is more: Nouryon stabilizes the grid with Demand Side Management

The sites of Nouryon in Rotterdam, Hengelo and Delftzijl not only produce and supply salts, chlorines and lyes for the industry - with flexible production they also help to balance the Dutch electricity grid. Through Next Kraftwerke‘s control system, Nouryon can respond to the activations of transmission system operator TenneT in the event of major shortages or surpluses in the Dutch grid, by temporarily switching part of the electrolysis processes or steam turbines to a lower operating point. Next Kraftwerke takes care of the aggregation, control and provision of emergency power, while Nouryon ensures that all processes respond optimally, quickly and safely to the control signals.

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Next Kraftwerke is Germany’s largest solar power trader

German energy journal E&M confirms in its 10th survey on power trading: “With an output of more than 3,100 MW, Next Kraftwerke is still by far the largest solar direct marketer in Germany and was able to increase its lead over the number two (…)”.

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Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court overturns mixed-price system

The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (OLG) has upheld Next Kraftwerke's claim and annulled the mixed-price system on the balancing energy market. This will probably revive the previously valid tender procedure on the basis of capacity prices.

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DA/RE project: first retrievals of redispatch capacities

The Baden-Württemberg grid security initiative “DA/RE” (“DAta exchange/REdispatch”) addresses the increasing volatility and decentralisation of power generation. The aim is to stabilise the entire electricity system by utilising the flexibility potential of decentralised generation units from lower grid levels. Originally launched in the summer of 2018 by TSCNET shareholder TransnetBW, the German transmission system operator (TSO) from the state of Baden-Württemberg, and the southwest German distribution system operator (DSO) Netze BW, the project consortium was later expanded so that a total of three DSOs and four other partners from the areas of virtual power plants, home storage and energy trading were involved in the first DA/RE pilot phase from April to June 2019.

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At the signing ceremony: Alexander Krautz, Head of Innovation & Development at Next Kraftwerke, and Kazuhiro Ishiyama, Executive Officer and General Manager of the Corporate Planning Department at Tohoku EPCO.
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Japanese utility Tohoku utilizes NEMOCS to set up Virtual Power Plant

Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. (Tohoku EPCO) and Next Kraftwerke have agreed to enter into a basic agreement on a strategic partnership in a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) demonstration project utilizing Next Kraftwerke’s VPP-solution NEMOCS.

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PV park Monte Christ in the Dominican Republic
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Forecasting PV production in the Dominican Republic

In the north-west of the Dominican Republic, F&S Solar, solar project planner and client of Next Kraftwerke, has built the largest solar park in the Caribbean. On an area of the size of more than 280 football fields, 215,000 modules were installed to build the Montecristi solar park.

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“Rozrachunki” award in the category of the début of the year 2018 for Elektrownie Next
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Elektrownie Next awarded for best debut 2018

The Warsaw Commodity Clearing House (IRGiT) has presented its annual “Rozrachunki” award in the category of the début of the year 2018 to Elektrownie Next. The award recognises the most active players and brokers trading on the exchange market in 2018.

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Control reserver provided by batteries in automated guided vehicles
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Fresh ideas for electrifying port logistics

Next Kraftwerke is joining Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, and the University of Göttingen (Chair of Information Management) on a unique project called FRESH. With FRESH, the project partners are trying out new ideas for control reserve provided by batteries in electric automated guided vehicles (AGV). 

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At InterSolar 2018, Next Kraftwerke and Haezoom Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop a VPP solution for the Korean Domestic Market.
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South Korean PV company Haezoom signs NEMOCS contract

NEMOCS, Next Kraftwerke’s VPP-as-a-service solution, is making its debut in South Korea: As part of a project contract, solar energy company Haezoom will use NEMOCS to monitor and control their assets. Haezoom specializes in maximizing solar energy efficiency through data and IT-related technologies. 

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VPP grows from 4,000 to 6,000 MW
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VPP grows from 4,000 to 6,000 MW – Review 2018

One large German newspaper recently named us Utility of the future, which made us reflect on what we really are today. So, this is about you, 2018: For starters, we were able to raise our networked capacity from 4000 to 6000 MW. Almost half of our growth was achieved by our international subsidiaries. 

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