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Nemocs analytics tool for wind and solar park curtailment

RES Curtailment
Protect the Power Grid in Case of Excessive Feed-In

As the operator of one of the world’s largest VPPs, we offer a customizable VPP Software as a Service (SaaS) for RES portfolio operators, utilities and system operators. NEMOCS enables you to monitor a large number of assets and curtail them in cases of critical grid situations or negative power market prices.

NEMOCS: A Strong Platform for Curtailment Purposes

Wherever the expansion of renewable energies progresses faster than the expansion of the grids, critical situations occur more frequently. For example, an unexpectedly high feed-in of wind or solar energy can overload sections of a grid and thereby endanger the security of energy supply. Our VPP solution NEMOCS enables you to monitor a large number of assets and shut them down if necessary. Thus critical grid situations can be reliably averted.

Control Volatile Energy Sources

Aggregate a large number of decentralized assets and control them remotely via a central control system.

Connect to Grid Operators

Receive signals from your system operator to curtail or dispatch your renewable energy generation to provide more grid stabilty.

Avoid Charges for Imbalances

Ramp down your renewable electricity production to avoid periods with negative pricing or imbalance of your portfolio.

Case Study
Wind Curtailment When Negative Prices Occur


With more renewable energies in the grid, surplus situations can occur more often - for example in the event of a storm, which supplies a large amount of wind energy. Besides critical grid situations, this can also cause negative prices on the electricity exchange. In these cases, it may be economically viable to curtail decentralized assets at short notice. The figure shows how NEMOCS responds to price signals from the electricity market and immediately ramps down a windmill. When prices rise, NEMOCS automatically terminates the curtailment. The windmill ramps back up.

Wind curtailment when negative prices occur using NEMOCS.

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 curtailment purposes

Activation of assets happens automatically via M2M communication

Individual plant restrictions are taken into account

NEMOCS fulfills the requirements of system operators regarding IT security, reliability etc.

ISO certified (ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC TR 27019)

Tailored support in planning, implementing, and operating

We are Next Kraftwerke

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 curtailment purposes, providing capacity reserve and trading energy flexibility.

Aggregated Units

14 414

Q2/2022

Networked Capacity

10 836

MW Q2 2022

Annual Sales

595

€ million (2020)

Volume of traded energy

15.1

TWh in 2019

Ancillary service provided in TSO areas

7

TSO areas

Foundation

2009

Next Pool
Aleksandra Radwanska from business development at Next Kraftwerke

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