Next Krafwerke wins Digital Champions Award

Published: 8. November 2019


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.

128 companies from all over Germany submitted their ideas this year. Initiators of the Digital Champions Award are the business magazine WirtschaftsWoche and Deutsche Telekom; the University of St. Gallen and EPFL Lausanne are scientific partners. Patron is Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier. The award was presented for the fourth time.

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.