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Commencement of Renewable Energy Aggregation Demonstration Experiment
Next Kraftwerke takes part in Enlit Europe 2021
Enlit Europe is the new series of events organized by European Ultility Week and Powergen Europe. The exhibition will take place from November 30 to December 2 in Milan and is an industry meeting of leading companies in the field of energy transition.
Next Kraftwerke reaches milestone of 1,000 MW contracted generation capacity in Poland
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.
Shell completes acquisition of Next Kraftwerke
Shell* has completed the acquisition of virtual power plant operator Next Kraftwerke, following receipt of all necessary regulatory clearances. Next Kraftwerke becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell within Shell Energy’s Trading & Supply business. The deal to acquire Next Kraftwerke was announced online on 25 February, 2021.
Demonstration project for renewable energy aggregation in Japan has been adopted
KAWASAKI, JAPAN – Next Kraftwerke Toshiba Corporation (hereinafter “TNK”) and Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions (hereinafter “Toshiba ESS”) announced that their application, in which TNK is the consortium leader, for the renewable energy aggregation demonstration project has been adopted.
Field test by TransnetBW and Jedlix starts with participation of Netze BW and Next Kraftwerke
The transmission system operator (TSO) TransnetBW and the Dutch smart charging platform operator Jedlix are analyzing the potential of electric vehicles for the provision of control reserve in a field test.
Ecotricity offers ancillary services via NEMOCS
With the help of the VPP software-as-a-service solution NEMOCS, the British energy supplier Ecotricity has implemented its own virtual power plant and now provides ancillary services through it. The green energy retailer, which has been offering energy services for renewable energies since 1996, is one of the first aggregators to provide smaller decentralised plants with access to the so-called "Balancing Mechanism".
Next Kraftwerke starts delivering aFRR grid reserves in Belgium
Since January of 2021, Next Kraftwerke offers Automatic Frequency Restoration Reserve (aFRR) to the Belgian grid operator Elia through its fleet of networked decentralized units. Those units consist of different technologies, with CHPs being the most prominent. Leading up to the successful implementation of the Belgian aFRR pool’s operations, Next Kraftwerke went through the prequalification process of the Belgian transmission system operator Elia, to proof the ability of the networked units to deliver aFRR to the grid.
Shell acquires Next Kraftwerke to strengthen position in renewable energy trading
Subject to approval by the regulatory authorities, Shell* will acquire 100% of Next Kraftwerke’s shares. As a part of the Renewables & Energy Solutions division at Shell, the German power trader and operator of Virtual Power Plants based in Cologne strengthens its position as a leading power trader for renewable energies.
Next Kraftwerke includes geothermal plant in Next Pool
With an installed capacity of up to 4.7 MWe (electricity) and 6.88 MWth (heat), the plant in Garching a.d. Alz, Germany, is one of 16 geothermal plants nationwide currently producing both electricity and heat. After nearly three years of construction, operator Silenos Energy completed the plant. Since January 2021, the plant has been part of Next Kraftwerke's Virtual Power Plant Next Pool. The Virtual Power Plant now brings the electricity generated by the geothermal plant to the the spot market of the electricity exchange through its in-house trading department.
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