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Overview of the windfall tax acts in Germany and its European neighbors

Due to the high electricity prices, windfall tax laws have been enacted in all EU member states that skim off surplus revenues from the sale of electricity. As a rule, only electricity producers are affected by this regulation (with the exception of Poland). The windfall tax laws stipulate that electricity producers may keep part of the market revenues generated as "legally permitted revenue". Any revenue more than this (surplus revenues) must be surrendered. Many member states have decided to deduct not 100 % but 90 % of the surplus revenues in order to leave plant operators an economic incentive.

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Energy Trader at Next Kraftwerke
Energy Blog / Energy sector / Energy Trading / Renewable Energy / Energy Market / Energy policy

Trading for the Energy Transition – Insights into the Job of an Energy Trader

Visitors entering the trading floor of Next Kraftwerke perceive much more monitors than people. At least four, sometimes eight monitors are grouped around each workplace. Traders watch the activities on the screens with full concentration: energy market prices, load and generation profiles, market information, weather reports, and plant schedules. The job is to keep an eye on, prioritize and evaluate a wide range of information. The acquired knowledge largely determines the traders' activities on the European power exchanges.

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Belchatow Power station in Poland
Energy Blog / Virtual Power Plant / Electricity Market / Control Reserve / Energy policy / Energy sector

The (Almost) Black Monday in Poland

On June 22 of 2020, Poland came very close to a countrywide power outage: Power plants with a capacity of thirteen gigawatts (out of which, only six planned) went down – and subsequently, balancing energy prices rose to record level.

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Side effects of energy system changes
Energy Blog / Energy policy / Energy Transition / Flexibility / Transformation / Volatility

For information on risks and side effects, ask your network operator or the Minister of Economic Affairs…

Everyone is talking about the transformation of the energy system. But what exactly does this transformation involve?

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Knowledge / Energy policy / Energy Transition / Knowledge / Transformation

What is the Carbon Bubble?

What is the Carbon Bubble?Definition

The carbon bubble, also called CO2 bubble, is a theory that has its origin in climate and economic research. The term describes a possible overrating of companies that could only maintain their growth forecasts for the next few years by consuming fossil fuels on a scale that would violate the two-degree limit of the Copenhagen Treaty.

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Hendrik Saemisch is one of the co-founders of Next Kraftwerke.
Energy Blog / Energy Market / Energy policy / Energy Transition / Virtual Power Plant / PV

“Policy can no longer stop the breakthrough of renewables”

Clean Energy Wire interviewed our co-founder and CEO Hendrik Sämisch on milestones for the company and the energy transition.

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Energy sector and electricity access in India
Energy Blog / Energy Market / Energy policy / Energy sector / Renewable Energy / Flexibility

Next Stop: India

Our new series of blog posts covers power markets throughout the world. Our next stop is India – Ravi Vaidya is writing his master thesis on Non-European Flexibility Markets at Next Kraftwerke as part of our Innovation & Development team. Together with Jonas Simon, who has just been to India on a business trip, they discuss the Indian energy market.

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Business developers from Next Kraftwerke visit Japan to discuss potentials of building Virtual Power Plants
Energy Blog / Energy Market / Energy policy / Energy sector / Renewable Energy / Virtual Power Plant

Next Stop: Japan

Our new series of blog posts covers power markets throughout the world. To kick things off, Alexander Krautz and Tobias Romberg discuss their trip to Japan.

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