Anyone who wants to aggregate decentralized plants in a Virtual Power Plant is confronted with a whole range of questions during the planning phase: Which business cases are feasible in the regulatory context of my country - and which ones make economic sense in this market environment? How can I connect the technical units in my Virtual Power Plant and which solutions meet the technical requirements of the grid operator? We compiled the top 10 questions each aggregator-to-be need to find an answer for.
Since the beginning of the corona crisis, negative power prices have become quite common for electricity traders: In this blog, we explain how negative electricity prices develop and what is positive about them.
The COVID-19 pandemic shakes up the world - but the power grid in Europe remains stable. What ensures this stability and how do the electricity markets in Germany and Europe react to the situation?
For weeks now, Germany and its European neighbors have had a peak season for wind power. The winter storms Sabine (also known as Ciara or Elsa), Victoria (known as Dennis in UK) and Yulia brought new records - most recently the unprecedented peak value of 46.2 gigawatts (GW). Renewables accounted for 69 percent of net electricity production in the third week of February, with wind accounting for 55 percent. Never before has so much wind power been fed into the German power grid. Are these figures the result of extreme weather conditions, which simply brought us an extraordinary number of storms this winter, or is there a general trend here? And how does the German energy system actually cope with these record values?
Everyone is talking about the transformation of the energy system. But what exactly does this transformation involve?
How will the market value of electricity from photovoltaics develop over the next few years? In our blog we explain the results of a fundamental study by r2b energy consulting on the market value of photovoltaics in the coming years.
The journey to the world's electricity markets continues: This time Felix Jedamzik and Tobias Romberg from our Business Development team were on the road in Thailand and report on their impressions.
Our blog series reports on the electricity markets of the world. Our next stop is Russia - Tobias Weghorn, International Business Development Manager at Next Kraftwerke, explored the country's VPP potential.
Jan de Decker, Paul Kreutzkamp and Elias de Keyser from Next Kraftwerke Belgium explain in this blog what lessons can be learnt from the roughly nine months of the mixed price system on the reserve power market in Germany.
In our blog series "Next Stop" we are taking a closer at various global energy landscapes. This time our stop is in China, where Jan Völpel from our "nnovation & Development team at Next Kraftwerke visited a workshop on demand side flexibility.