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Sunny prospects

Good solar forecasts create significant added value. They optimize sales for photovoltaic assets, which leads to lower balancing and control reserve costs. Complicated algorithms working in the background ensure that the forecasts are as accurate as possible. They process large volumes of data from multiple sources so traders are well-positioned on the market. (Published: 11. June 2019 by Malek)
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Japanese utility Tohoku utilizes NEMOCS to set up Virtual Power Plant

Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. (Tohoku EPCO) and Next Kraftwerke have agreed to enter into a basic agreement on a strategic partnership in a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) demonstration project utilizing Next Kraftwerke's VPP-solution NEMOCS. It is the first time that Next Kraftwerke has concluded a basic agreement with a Japanese power More… (Published: 23. May 2019 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Stop: India

Our new series of blog posts covers power markets throughout the world. Our next stop is India – Ravi Vaidya is writing his master thesis on Non-European Flexibility Markets at Next Kraftwerke as part of our Innovation & Development team. Together with Jonas Simon, who has just been to India on a business trip, they discuss the Indian energy market. (Published: 16. May 2019 by Kerstin)
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Spotlight NEMOCS: Setting up a VPP with Ecotricity

Ecotricity from Great Britain is the first green electricity company providing green energy solutions since 1996. For their future projects, the Stroud based company turned to Next Kraftwerke for setting up a Virtual Power Plant based on its software-as-a-solution NEMOCS. We asked Mark Meyrick, Head of Trading and Smart Grids at Ecotricity, and Tobias Weghorn, NEMOCS product specialist at Next Kraftwerke, about the first steps in setting up a VPP of their own. (Published: 16. May 2019 by Nils Quak)
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Forecasting PV production in the Dominican Republic

In the north-west of the Dominican Republic, F&S Solar, solar project planner and client of Next Kraftwerke, has built the largest solar park in the Caribbean. On an area of the size of more than 280 football fields, 215,000 modules were installed to build the Montecristi solar park. With a total capacity of 116 MW More… (Published: 2. May 2019 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Stop: Japan

Our new series of blog posts covers power markets throughout the world. To kick things off, Alexander Krautz and Tobias Romberg discuss their trip to Japan. (Published: 4. April 2019 by Christian)
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Elektrownie Next awarded for best debut 2018

The Warsaw Commodity Clearing House (IRGiT) has presented its annual “Rozrachunki” award in the category of the début of the year 2018 to Elektrownie Next. The award recognises the most active players and brokers trading on the exchange market in 2018. As a licensed Polish power trader, Virtual Power Plant operator Next Kraftwerke, parent company More… (Published: 25. March 2019 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Who is disrupting the utility frequency?

On 10 January 2019, the utility frequency of Europe’s power grid dropped to 49.8 hertz. Many factors contributed to the near-blackout that evening, but the incident is not the only one in recent weeks that has shaken the grid. (Published: 15. February 2019 by Christian)
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Fresh ideas for electrifying port logistics

Next Kraftwerke is joining Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology, and the University of Göttingen (Chair of Information Management) on a unique project called FRESH. With FRESH, the project partners are trying out new ideas for control reserve provided by batteries in electric automated guided vehicles (AGV). HHLA More… (Published: 6. February 2019 by Next Kraftwerke)
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