The Power-to-Gas-unit (P2G) from our Next Pool has received the Bavarian Energy Price in the category „Energy distribution and storage“. The P2G-unit of the Bavarian city of Haßfurt is operated by Greenpeace Energy. It is able to produce hydrogen from excessive power generated by renewable energies. Since 2016, it is part of Next Kraftwerke’s Virtual Power Plant Next Pool and directly monitored and steered by Next Kraftwerke’s control system. We control the unit in case of an excess of solar and wind power in the distribution network area. The Power-to-Gas asset only runs, when there is an excess of renewable energy and, in doing so, relieves the local as well as the distribution network.
Photo: Stadtwerk Haßfurt