Next Kraftwerke among the 50 most innovative medium-sized enterprises


Published: 12. December 2018

Wirtschafts Woche ranked us 21st in their list of the most innovative medium-sized enterprise in Germany. Wirtschafts Woche is one of the biggest weekly business-news magazines in Germany. For the ranking, they analyzed the innovative power of 3500 medium-sized enterprises in Germany, taking into account financial statements as well as interviews with clients, competitors and CEOs.

“We are super happy to be ranked in the list. Three years ago, we were the disruptive startup, today we are perceived as a medium-sized enterprise. We are even more happy, since as a team we are as innovative in the new league as we have been bevor”, says Jan Aengenvoort, Chief Communications Officer at Next Kraftwerke. 


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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.