Ancillary Services

Keeping the Grid in perfect Balance

With the rise of weather-dependent energy sources, fluctuations in the power grid are increasing. A central task in the modern energy industry is therefore to guarantee grid stability at all times through controlling the power infeed of distributed energy resources and offtake of controllable loads. Today, not only large power plants can provide ancillary services or balancing services. Aggregated in a Virtual Power Plant, smaller units with a shorter reaction time can play a vital role in levelling out these fluctuations.

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NEMOCS: A Strong Platform for Ancillary Services

Our Solution for Utilities, Aggregators and System Operators

Gaining live data

In addition to all the live data of the networked assets, the control system displays external data like grid frequency or market prices and their respective market value.

Adjusting

You can adjust power production, consumption and storage systems depending on grid requirements and thereby achive a stable power supply. The disptach signal which is distributed by NEMCOS can be instructed by you, the VPP operator, or the system operator.

Independent Power Generators

Curtailment of assets

In case of critical grid situations, negative prices, or imbalances of your portfolio, you can also ramp down your renewable electricity production.

Case Study

Ancillary Services for the European Grid

As the operator of our own VPP, we provide balancing services in seven European TSO areas. With our pool of prequalified assets, we participate in the auctions of the TSOs. In case of frequency imbalance, we’ll receive an order from the system operator requesting a certain amount of control reserve. The algorithm of the VPP decides which asset provides how much control reserve, based on individual restrictions of the assets. The respective units then are ramped up or down at short notice. The providers receive additional revenue for this service. In addition, they effectively support the energy transition by protecting the grid against the fluctuations associated with volatile energy sources.

At a Glance

Benefits of our VPP-as-a-Service-Solution

NEMOCS establishes a direct connection to the system operator
Requirements of the respective system operator can be implemented
The software runs a specific algorithm for ancillary service purposes
Activation of assets happens automatically via M2M communication
Individual plant restrictions are taken into account
NEMOCS fulfills the requirements of grid operators regarding IT security, reliability etc.
ISO certified (ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC TR 27019)
Tailored support in planning, implementing, and operating

Next Kraftwerke

Our Company in Numbers & Facts

As the operator of one of the largest VPPs in Europe, we network thousands of assets in our Next Pool. By supplying balancing services, we’re helping to keep the grid stable and are currently operating in seven European control reserve zones. Our software solution is perfectly suited for providing capacity reserve and trading energy flexibility.

8,109
Units 
Aggregated Units
7,142
MW 
Networked Capacity
June 2019
627.7
Mio Euro 
Sales
2018
12,1
TWh 
Volume of traded energy
7
TSO areas 
Ancillary service provided in
2009
 
Foundation

Ancillary Services

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