The joint venture is located in Kawasaki, Japan. The new company’s primary focus is in the Japanese market. In addition, the company will consider expansion by leveraging international sales channels of both companies.
The co-owned joint venture was founded to support the energy industry in Japan to prepare for the upcoming changes in the market. Markets for control reserve will open in 2021; in 2022, the government introduces a new trading scheme for renewables as well as balancing responsibility for renewable energies. Alexander Krautz, one of the new directors of the joint venture, comments: “Next Kraftwerke Toshiba Corporation combines our expertise in establishing and operating a VPP for more than 10 years and Toshiba ESS’ deep knowledge of the Japanese market. With all the pending changes in the Japanese market, it is important for energy companies to start preparing. With our services, this is exactly what we are offering to do for our future clients. We are happy to have such a strong partner to start this new business with.”
Download photo (top): Next Kraftwerke (LTR): Jochen Schwill, CEO Next Kraftwerke, Benjamin Göller, Head of Legal, Tobias Romberg, Project Manager, Alexander Krautz, Head of Business Development;
Toshiba ESS (LTR): Noriaki Kozono, Vice President of Toshiba ESS and Head of Renewable Business, Mamoru Hatazawa, President & CEO of Toshiba ESS, Koji Saito, Senior Vice President of Toshiba ESS and Head of Grid Aggregation Division (Fotocredit: Toshiba ESS)
Download photo (bottom): (LTR) Jochen Schwill, CEO Next Kraftwerke, Benjamin Göller, Head of Legal, Alexander Krautz, Head of Business Development, Tobias Romberg, Project Manager (Fotocredit: Next Kraftwerke)