Next Kraftwerke wins Intersolar Award 2017

Published: 6. June 2017

Next Kraftwerke was awarded with the Intersolar Award 2017 for PV forecasting and power trading through the Virtual Power Plant. For more than ten years, the internationally renowned Intersolar Award honors innovation in the field of photovoltaics with a focus on technology and services. Especially the way how Next Kraftwerke handles the forecast and monitoring of assets played a major role in the evaluation of the jury. The jury believes that this model will have a great impact on how the regulatory framework of future energy markets will be shaped.

Johannes Paeffgen, CTRO Next Kraftwerke Johannes Paeffgen, CTRO Next Kraftwerke Johannes Päffgen, CTRO/ Head of Energy Trading at Next Kraftwerke:

“I am very happy about the Intersolar Award 2017 for Next Kraftwerke. The award shows that our practice to combine continuous intraday trading with live data from the virtual power plant and continuous forecast generation by our own forecasting algorithms is convincing to both the market and professional audiences – and to the photovoltaics sector as well.”

Next Kraftwerke GmbH | Jan Aengenvoort | Tel. +49 221 820085 850 | aengenvoort[at] |

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.