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Next Kraftwerke and Jedlix launch initiative to use electric car batteries for grid stability

Virtual Power Plant (VPP) operator Next Kraftwerke and Jedlix, an electric vehicle (EV) aggregator and smart charging platform provider, have launched an international pilot project to deliver secondary control reserve (aFRR) through the batteries of electric cars. Tendered by Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT, Next Kraftwerke and Jedlix have been selected for the pilot project More… (Published: 10. September 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Kraftwerke adds battery to Virtual Power Plant to deliver control reserve in Belgium

Next Kraftwerke, one of Europe’s largest Virtual Power Plants, has teamed up with sustainable energy company Eneco Belgium and battery supplier Alfen to integrate a 2-megawatt battery to its Virtual Power Plant Next Pool. The battery provides frequency control reserve (FCR) to the Belgian grid. The battery is connected through the Next Box, a remote-control More… (Published: 12. July 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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A lucid cooperation

Next Kraftwerke has entered into a new cooperation with AgroEnergy and Tenergy. AgroEnergy is one of the biggest energy suppliers for CHPs in greenhouses in the Netherlands. Tenergy supports AgroEnergy in marketing the power generated by the CHPs. Next Kraftwerke has now linked more than 20 of these greenhouses with several CHPs and several tens More… (Published: 19. June 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Ecotricity selects Next Kraftwerke’s NEMOCS to build Virtual Power Plant

British green electricity company Ecotricity is the first client to implement NEMOCS, Next Kraftwerke’s new software-as-a-service solution. The German Virtual Power Plant operator recently introduced NEMOCS to third parties as a way to network and optimize operation of power-producing and consuming units. NEMOCS can connect thousands of assets. Their data is processed live, and NEMOCS More… (Published: 2. May 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Kraftwerke Belgium teams up with Eoly and Vanheede

Sustainable waste management company Vanheede, sustainable energy supplier Eoly, and Virtual Power Plant operator Next Kraftwerke have teamed up to optimize management of the Vanheede energy portfolio. With its large shares of green power generated from wind, solar, and biogas sources, Vanheede is effectively a net-producer of electricity from the green and sustainable sources included More… (Published: 26. April 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Towards a more democratized energy world

This interview with Jochen Schwill (CEO of Next Kraftwerke) was first published in The Beam #5. Jochen Schwill (CEO of Next Kraftwerke) talks about the fundamentals of a Virtual Power Plant and the idea behind it. (Published: 18. April 2018 Author: Nils Quak)
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Elektrownie Next brings ReneSola’s new PV installations to Polish power market

Starting in March 2018, Elektrownie Next will manage trading of 35 megawatts (MW) of electricity produced by new photovoltaic installations belonging to ReneSola, a producer and distributer of energy-efficient lighting products and solar technology. Elektrownie Next is a part of Next Kraftwerke, one of the largest Virtual Power Plants in Europe, and specializes in short-term More… (Published: 20. March 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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First customer for Next Kraftwerke’s new trading portal NEXTRA

Eoly is kicking things off with NEXTRA. The Belgian energy company is the first customer to put Next Kraftwerke‘s new trading platform, NEXTRA, to use. NEXTRA allows energy producers and consumers to trade on energy markets all over Europe - without the need for expensive licenses and the investment associated with establishing connections to exchanges. This gives new More… (Published: 6. February 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Kraftwerke introduces new VPP software as a service solution NEMOCS

At E-world 2018 in Essen, Cologne-based Next Kraftwerke is introducing NEMOCS, a new service that allows users to operate their own virtual power plant.Utilities and grid operators can use NEMOCS to network decentralized energy market assets - such as producers, consumers, and storage units - to aggregate their capacity and flexibility. Each individual asset can be operated as More… (Published: 6. February 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Kraftwerke shows outstanding compliancy in pilot project and proves Virtual Power Plants can provide Secondary Reserve in Belgium

Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) can reliably provide secondary reserve (R2) to the Belgium grid. This is the result of a pilot project transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has conducted with its partners Next Kraftwerke, Actility and EDF Luminus. The pilot project’s object was to test whether alternative technologies such as Virtual Power Plants can reliably More… (Published: 12. January 2018 Author: Next Kraftwerke)
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