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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 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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South Korean PV company Haezoom signs NEMOCS contract

NEMOCS, Next Kraftwerke’s VPP-as-a-service solution, is making its debut in South Korea: As part of a project contract, solar energy company Haezoom will use NEMOCS to monitor and control their assets. Haezoom specializes in maximizing solar energy efficiency through data and IT-related technologies. Using Next Kraftwerke’s VPP-as-a-service solution, Haezoom will obtain live data from their More… (Published: 5. February 2019 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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VPP grows from 4,000 to 6,000 MW – Review 2018

One large German newspaper recently named us Utility of the future, which made us reflect on what we really are today. So, this is about you, 2018: For starters, we were able to raise our networked capacity from 4000 to 6000 MW. Almost half of our growth was achieved by our international subsidiaries. In Italy More… (Published: 25. January 2019 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Renewable Energy Island – Part 2

In the second part of our series, we will talk about different concepts for Virtual Power Plants on islands and island groups for providing a sustainable and secure power supply. (Published: 27. December 2018 Author: Christian)
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Renewable Energy Island – Part 1

Somewhere in the big blue ocean, there lies an island that can serve as a blueprint for the approach to tackle the challenges of climate change with a self-sufficient supply through renewable energies. (Published: 27. December 2018 Author: Christian)
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Next Kraftwerke among the 50 most innovative medium-sized enterprises

Wirtschafts Woche ranked us 21st in their list of the most innovative medium-sized enterprise in Germany. Wirtschafts Woche is one of the biggest weekly business-news magazines in Germany. For the ranking, they analyzed the innovative power of 3500 medium-sized enterprises in Germany, taking into account financial statements as well as interviews with clients, competitors and More… (Published: 12. December 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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St. Nikolaus passed test drive

It was an unusual test drive that excursion ship St. Nikolaus passed the other day: She was successfully steered to do the double humped curve to prequalify for primary reserve. After the prequalification she is, now, allowed to provide primary reserve in the transmission network of Amprion to help stabilize the grid. St. Nikolaus is an More… (Published: 6. December 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Power-to-Gas plant from the Next Pool is awarded with the Bavarian Energy Price

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 More… (Published: 29. November 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Kraftwerke sponsors the women‘s team of the Hamburg chess club

Next Kraftwerke is the new main sponsor of the women‘s Bundesliga team of Chess Club Hamburg (HSK). Starting in season 2018/2019, the 14 women of the team will be wearing jerseys with the logo of the Virtual Power Plant. Furthermore, Next Kraftwerke will support the team with their travel expenses. The women‘s team of the More… (Published: 29. October 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Afraid of the dark

In the German language, there is a word that refers to the fear of having inadequate sunshine or wind to maintain a viable supply of renewable energy: dunkelflaute. The dramatic connotation of the word may be lost a bit in translation, but essentially, dunkelflaute means “a dark lull". (Published: 25. September 2018 Author: Jan, Hendrik, Jochen)
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