What's the difference?

Published: 30. October 2015

UL, an American worldwide safety consulting and certification company, recently conducted a study to learn what makes Germany unique when it comes to renewable energy usage. Next Kraftwerke is one example on how the energy transformation is taking place in Germany. In her White Paper “Putting the Pieces Together: Transition and Transformation in Global Energy Markets” Chief Economist Erin Grossi describes the key differences between the German and the American approaches to adding increased renewables to grid systems. Read the White Paper here…


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.