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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.
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, the Bundesforste operate eight such sustainable electricity producers - four of which Next Kraftwerke has now added to its pool.
10,000 units aggregated in Virtual Power Plant Next Pool
Next Kraftwerke has reached another milestone: Since November 2020, 10,000 decentralized plants have been aggregated in the virtual power plant Next Pool. Operator Bernd Beitz brought the 10,000th plant into the company. The 525 kWp photovoltaic plant in the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Haßloch generates both electricity and adrenaline. This is because it supplies roller coasters and water attractions of the Holiday Park with electricity.
Next Kraftwerke and Toshiba establish a Joint Venture for Virtual Power Plant Services
Next Kraftwerke and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) today announced the launch of their joint venture. “Next Kraftwerke Toshiba Corporation” is a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) as a service provider that enables third parties in Japan to set up their own VPP.
Next Kraftwerke recognized as best product & innovation brand
During this year’s CHARGE Energy Branding conference, Next Kraftwerke was selected as the winner of the 2020 global CHARGE Award in the category „Best Product & Innovation Brand“ by a jury of industry experts. The CHARGE awards celebrate excellent brand strategy initiatives within the energy sector.
sonnen and Next Kraftwerke co-operate to supply primary control reserve
The two cleantech companies, sonnen GmbH and Next Kraftwerke GmbH, have entered into a co-operation agreement for the supply of Frequency Containment Reserves (FCR). The initiative will provide the power grid with even more capacity from connected battery home storage systems as the companies will offer “reserve groups” to the ancillary services market with two megawatts in capacity each.
Next Kraftwerke unlocks flexibility from electric vehicles for the Dutch grid
Aggregator Next Kraftwerke and Vehicle-to-Grid Integration Platform provider Jedlix started offering secondary reserve power (aFRR) to the Dutch grid using a pool of electric vehicles (EVs) since the beginning of August. Drivers of EVs indicate their charging preferences on the mobile app developed by Jedlix. Using fleet intelligence, the cars are then integrated into Next Kraftwerke’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and their flexibility is bid as aFRR power to the Dutch Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT.
Next Kraftwerke named as 2020 BloombergNEF Pioneer
Next Kraftwerke is among the ten companies which have been named the 2020 Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Pioneers. With assistance from BNEF staff, an independent panel of industry experts selected the ten winners from a pool of well over a hundred applicants from 24 countries. The winners are pursuing opportunities in areas as diverse as advanced materials, distributed energy, industrial digitalization, intelligent mobility, metals, satellites, and energy storage.
VPP control system solution NEMOCS wins The smarter E Award
The control system solution “NEMOCS” by Next Kraftwerke has won the Smarter E Award 2020 in the category “Smart Renewable Energy”. NEMOCS enables participants in the energy market to build their own virtual power plant.
First floating solar plant connected to the Virtual Power Plant
Together with Solar WO Engineering GmbH as the constructor and 7C Solarparken AG as the operator, Next Kraftwerke has connected a floating photovoltaic (PV) system to the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) for the first time. The plant has a capacity of 729 kWp. It is integrated into the VPP via a protocol interface. Next Kraftwerke forecasts the plant's electricity production and then trades the electricity on the spot market of the electricity exchange.
Intelligence test for the power grid of the future
System operators and several energy companies in Germany have successfully tested the smart grid of the future: For the first time, they have run a nationwide test under real conditions to steer decentralized electricity consumers, storage facilities and generators by linking two online platforms, to jointly avoid future grid congestions and stabilize the power grid if necessary.
Next Kraftwerke involved in project to develop hybrid UPS
Together with AEG Power Solutions and partners from industry and research, we are developing a stationary, intelligent storage system to make local energy management and the integration of renewable energies as economical and grid-friendly as possible.
Next Kraftwerke on Global Cleantech 100 list
Next Kraftwerke was named a 2020 Global Cleantech 100 company by Cleantech Group. The 2020 Global Cleantech 100 is the 11th edition of the annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features private, independent and for-profit companies that contribute to a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future.
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