Next Kraftwerke on Global Cleantech 100 list

Published: 17. January 2020

Next Kraftwerke was named one of the 100 most innovative companies in cleantech

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.

“We are very happy to be named a Global Cleantech 100, already for the second time. With an ever-increasing share of renewable energy in the system, questions arise such as 'Which plant is feeding in how much electricity at a given time', 'How much electricity should it feed into the grid in order to operate more economically' and 'What happens in four hours?' This is where we have developed solutions through our Virtual Power Plant and where we want to support partners by contributing our experience of being a Virtual Power Plant operator for over ten years now,” says Hendrik Sämisch, founder and CEO of Next Kraftwerke.

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 80-member expert panel of leading investors and executives from corporations and industrials. The Global Cleantech 100 program is sponsored by Chubb.

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Next Kraftwerke

Next Kraftwerke operates one of the biggest Virtual Power Plants in Europe. By utilizing the full potential of digitalization, the company networks thousands of energy-producing and energy-consuming units in the Virtual Power Plant “Next Pool”. Through its technology and trading, clients are able to produce and consume electricity when prices are best for them. By trading their aggregated power 24/7 on different energy spot markets the Virtual Power Plant also makes a substantial contribution to stabilizing the grid by smartly distributing the power generated and consumed by the individual units in times of peak load.