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Next Kraftwerke expands Virtual Power Plant to Poland

Next Kraftwerke, which operates in several European countries, has now expanded its Virtual Power Plant to Poland. As a licensed Polish power trader, Next Kraftwerke jointly with Elektrownie Next sp.z o.o. markets electricity from Polish renewable energy sources via the Virtual Power Plant Next Pool. Elektrownie Next is a fully-owned subsidiary of Next Kraftwerke, which More… (Published: 16. June 2016 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Entering new markets

Founded in Germany, Next Kraftwerke now has built a presence in Austria, Belgium and, lately, France and the Netherlands. Our CEO and founder, Jochen Schwill, spoke to Reuters about expanding Next Kraftwerke's business model. Read the whole piece here … (Published: 2. May 2016 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Digitalisation: Where are the German digital utilities?

In Germany, a lot has been written about two energy megatrends of our time, liberalisation of energy markets and decentralisation of the energy landscape. Hendrik Sämisch, CEO and founder of Next Kraftwerke, has written a piece on a third megatrend, which we think has been neglected: digitalisation. Read it on www.euractiv.com … (Published: 27. April 2016 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Kraftwerke starts cooperation with Energie365 to expand to the Dutch market

Next Kraftwerke and Utrecht-based Energie365 B.V. have teamed up to start a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in the Netherlands. Together, they aim to provide control reserve energy for the Dutch electricity market. As part of the process, Next Kraftwerke has also purchased shares in Energie365. Founded in 2013, Energie365 aims at aggregating flexibility of decentralized More… (Published: 13. April 2016 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Kraftwerke breaks 2,000 MW-mark

With about 3,000 linked units in three countries, Next Kraftwerke now networks a capacity of 2,000 MW. Among other energy sources, the Virtual Power Plant includes biogas, wind, and solar power generators. After starting operations in 2009, Next Kraftwerke's VPP today is one of the biggest Virtual Power Plants in Europe…. (Published: 7. April 2016 by Next Kraftwerke)
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German intraday market drives down balancing costs

Next Kraftwerke’s CEO, Hendrik Sämisch, took a look on current developments on the German energy market while speaking with Argus Media. He stated Germany should rely on its short-term power markets to balance out rising intermittent renewable power generation and deliver the most cost-effective flexibility options. Read more… (Published: 24. February 2016 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Digital Transformation of the Electricity Industry

The World Economic Forum in cooperation with Accenture explains our business model in its White Paper on the digital transformation of the electricity industry. In the analysis the World Economic Forum considers the impact of digital transformation on electricity across the value chain, from generation and transmission to distribution and consumption, and among residential and More… (Published: 31. January 2016 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Kraftwerke named to Global Cleantech 100 2015

Next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plants in Europe, today announced it has been included in the Cleantech Group’s prestigious Global Cleantech 100 for 2015. The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Featured companies are considered to be best positioned to solve the clean technology More… (Published: 26. January 2016 by Next Kraftwerke)
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Next Kraftwerke expands to France

In reaction to the new French energy transition law Next Kraftwerke opens up its Virtual Power Plan to French units. Centrales Next SAS is the name of the French sub company. Centrales Next offers products in the field of energy trading and aggregation of flexibility. “Having decided to extend renewable energies, the French government set More… (Published: 19. November 2015 by Next Kraftwerke)
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