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.