The basic criteria for the integration of decentralized units into our Next Pool virtual power plant are straightforward. Their power production should at least be partially adjustable and their peak production shouldn’t be below 250 kW. So, aside from the units presented on the previous pages, Next Kraftwerke also integrates other medium-scale power plants such as…
- waste-to-energy plants
- coal mine gas plants
- landfill gas plants
- sewage gas plants
The integration of these decentralized plants into our virtual power plant via a telecontrol module enables their participation on the balancing energy markets.
Aside from our participation in the balancing energy markets, Next Kraftwerke also provides power trading services for the listed plants. Usually, the individual units are too small to sell their regular power production directly on the energy exchange. Being a certified spot market trader, Next Kraftwerke solves this problem by adding the power produced to the sales volume of the other interconnected units of our virtual power plant. A larger portfolio leads to multiple trading advantages on the spot market, as a result all operators’ revenues rise.
Hendrik Sämisch, founder and CEO of Next Kraftwerke: “We believe it is possible to completely meet the demand for electricity using renewable energy by 2050. We think in bits and watts: By embracing the full potential of digitalization, we connect thousands of energy-producing and energy-consuming units in our Virtual Power Plant. Our concept paves the way for a new economic and reliable energy system based on renewable energies, contributing to a democratized energy world."
Jochen Schwill, founder and CEO of Next Kraftwerke: “As specialists in short-term trading, Next Kraftwerke turns the flexibility of renewables into a profitable asset. We created an algorithm to successfully manage supply and demand, allowing us to trade our clients’ energy when it is most profitable for them. With the concept of our Virtual Power Plant we prove that renewables are competitive, not to mention ecologically and economically valuable.”