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Power scheduling is a service provided by the VPP Next Kraftwerke.

Power Scheduling
Use Your Flexibility for Higher Revenues

With power scheduling you can generate higher revenues for your flexible assets or reduce energy costs of your company by strategically planning your consumption processes. As a specialist for short-term electricity markets, we operate on the day-ahead and intraday markets and can achieve the best prices for you.

Additional revenue in our VPP from flexibility.

Schedule Optimization for Generators

The price for power changes 24 times a day at the day-ahead markets and 96 times a day at the intraday market of the EPEX SPOT. The price differences can be enormous and may exceed 50 Euro per MWh. So why should you not use this volatility for your advantage and produce power when the price for it is high and let your asset rest when the price is low. Through schedule optimization you can increase the revenues of flexible assets such as biogas, CHP or hydropower plants.

Power Production and Schedule Optimization

Optimizing the production of a distributed asset through a VPP can result in a significant revenue growth. Depending on the asset type and the market various different options for optimization are possible. In consultation with our analysts and traders, our algorithms develop a schedule for your asset that allows you to take advantage of price spreads at the short-term power exchange. This can range from a weekly schedule, a daily optimization or a peak-load operation that is based on the quarter of an hour of the spot market. You decide according to the parameters of your asset, how you want to optimize your operation.

Individual schedules for your asset: All asset specific parameters are considered: The specific requirements of your asset (gas storage, minimum power production, etc.) are taken into account by our experts for establishing your schedule.

Full control: You decide which functions can be controlled by our control system. This includes the maximum number of starts & stops, power limits for steering your asset, and many more.

Highly secure M2M communication: In order to provide maximum security, all data exchange between your asset and the control system are only established via an encrypted mobile-connection. Our redundant server topology guarantees maximum availability and connection to the VPP.

Example of a peak load operation of a biogas plant

Here you can see the exemplary operation of a biogas plant, which follows the price development on the electricity market.

How it Works

1. Connection

Together with you, we analyze the options for marketing your flexibility and connect your plant via our remote control unit Next Box.

2. Schedule

In coordination with our trading department, we develop individual schedules for your asset.

3. Revenues

Our in-house trading department trades your flexibility at the spot market. You receive the resulting revenues.

Numbers & Facts

Aggregated Flexibility

2 555


Networked Capacity

12 294

MW Q4 2022

Volume of traded energy


TWh in 2019

Aggregated Units

15 346


Aggregated consumers





We are Next Kraftwerke

As one of the largest Virtual Power Plants in Europe, we network thousands of decentralized electricity generators, consumers and storage units. Through this network, we enable smaller units such as wind, solar, and biogas plants, as well as battery storage and electricity consumers, to participate in lucrative electricity markets. With our own trading floor, we trade on various European power exchanges and provide balancing power for grid stabilization. This way, we help shape the energy landscape of the future - for a power supply from 100% renewable energies.


  • Julia Schleper works as trader at Next Kraftwerke

    Flexibility is a valuable commodity

    With the increasing feed-in of solar and wind energy, volatility on the spot market has increased. Harnessing the resulting price spreads can result in significantly higher revenues. My team strives for getting the best out of your flexible power production.

    Julia Schleper

  • Susanne Katerbau works in Customer service at Next Kraftwerke.

    Carefree market access

    Communicating with TSOs, DSOs or taking care of invoices can be a very time consuming job. Let us take care of this for you. And if you have any questions – don't hesitate. We are here to help. 

    Susanne Katerbau
    Customer Service Manager