Demand Response

Utilizing the Flexibility of C&I Consumers

VPP Software as a Service

As the operator of one of the world’s largest VPPs, we offer a customizable VPP Software as a Service (SaaS) for utilities, aggregators and system operators. NEMOCS allows networking of C&I consumers and can thus be used for demand response cases.

Demand Response with NEMOCS

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.


Connection of C&I consumers

In addition to power producers and storage units, C&I consumers can also be easily networked in your Virtual Power Plant.

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 of flexible assets and processes can be adjusted based on current data, such as electricity market prices.

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.

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

We Are Next Kraftwerke

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.

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Learn More About Our SaaS-Solution for Demand Response Cases

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