The Top 10 Questions When Planning a Virtual Power Plant

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. (Published: 22. May 2020 by Verena, Aleksandra)
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The Corona crisis and the electricity market

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? (Published: 31. March 2020 by Christian)
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Winter belongs to Wind Power

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? (Published: 20. March 2020 by Verena)
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Next Stop: Thailand

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. (Published: 23. October 2019 by Verena)
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Next Stop: Russia

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. (Published: 26. July 2019 by Kerstin)
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Lessons learnt from Germany’s mixed price system

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. (Published: 23. July 2019 by Jan, Elias, Paul)
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Next Stop: China

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. (Published: 15. July 2019 by Nils Quak)
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