Demand Response

Utilizing the Flexibility of C&I Consumers

The volatile feed-in of wind and solar energy strongly affects power exchanges. As a consequence of rapidly changing electricity supply, the market prices fluctuate significantly. As an operator of steerable assets, you can take advantage of changing energy prices. By producing energy when prices are high and letting your systems rest when prices are low, you can boost the revenues of your plants and support a sustainable utilization of the grid. In case you are operating flexible consumption assets, the process goes vice verca: The VPP software can dispatch consumption during low price hours.

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Demand Response with NEMOCS

Our Solution for Utilities, Aggregators and System Operators

Demand-Response-VPP

Connection of C&I consumers

In addition to power producers, C&I consumers can also be easily networked in your VPP.

With the Next Box we use the full potential of digitalization in the energy sector

Processing of price signals

Price signals from the power exchanges and control signals from the system operator are processed as a central parameter for controlling industrial processes and assets.

Adjusting consumption/production

Power consumption and production are adjusted based on the current data. For example, by consumers reducing their consumption when prices are high and increasing it when prices are low.

Case Study Demand Response

Optimizing energy costs – active dispatch of consumers

The water company Bodensee-Wasserversorgung is responsible for the water supply of Stuttgart and the whole area of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Therefore, 356,000 cubic metres of water are pumped from lake Constance every day. With an annual consumption of 150 gigawatt hours of electricity, mainly for pumping, the water company was looking for ways to improve energy and cost efficiency and has found these in the flexible electricity tariffs at Next Kraftwerke. A variable electricity supply contract with the product "Best of 96“ makes the price fluctuations on the electricity exchange directly usable. To adjust consumption, the four 8 MW pumps and the two 11 MW pumps can be switched on or off. Next Kraftwerke transmits the electricity prices to the waterworks via the REST-API, while the waterworks sends its timetable back to the VPP via the same route. Through these optimizations in electricity procurement, the water company can save a six-digit amount of electricity costs annually.

At a Glance

Benefits of our VPP-as-a-service-solution

Easy import of optimized schedules
Precise execution of schedules
Dynamic schedule adjustment for short-term changes
Reliable monitoring of schedule execution
Tailored support in planning, implementing, and operating
User-friendly interface and analysis tools
ISO certified (ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC TR 27019)
Meets the strict criteria of German IT security laws

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. Using our 24/7 power trading floor, we also trade power on various European power exchanges such as EPEX Spot or EEX. With NEMOCS you'll gain access to the powerful infrastructure, which has proven itself time and again in our daily business.

8,529
Units 
Aggregated Units
7,454
MW 
Networked Capacity
Q3/2019
627.7
Mio Euro 
Sales
2018
12,1
TWh 
Volume of traded energy
7
TSO areas 
Ancillary service provided in
2009
 
Foundation

Demand Response

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