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.
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.
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.
The price at the power exchange is changing up to 96 times per day. Usually most power rates only offer flexibility with maybe a peak and off-peak price in terms of pricing. But, we at Next Kraftwerke know that consumers can save a lot more than that. Next Kraftwerke’s power rates range from fixed prices zones to a continuous M2M-optimization.
With Best of 96, the power rate is optimized against the price fluctuations of the intraday market. Each quarter of an hour gets continuously optimized for the best possible power rate. Of course, all within the customer's restrictions. A price cap guarantees that the rate doesn't exceed a defined maximum. "Best of 96" helps customers to save up to 25 % of their previous energy costs.