Renewable Energy

Who is disrupting the utility frequency?

Published: 15. February 2019 Author: Christian
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On 10 January 2019, the utility frequency of Europe’s power grid dropped to 49.8 hertz. Many factors contributed to the near-blackout that evening, but the incident is not the only one in recent weeks that has shaken the grid.

Renewable Energy Island – Part 2

Published: 27. December 2018 Author: Christian
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In the second part of our series, we will talk about different concepts for Virtual Power Plants on islands and island groups for providing a sustainable and secure power supply.

Renewable Energy Island – Part 1

Published: 27. December 2018 Author: Christian
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Somewhere in the big blue ocean, there lies an island that can serve as a blueprint for the approach to tackle the challenges of climate change with a self-sufficient supply through renewable energies.

The dance of generation and demand

Published: 20. December 2017 Author: Helen
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Flexibility is the defining principle of tomorrow's electricity market: Helen Steiniger analyses the transition from inflexible concepts of the past to the dynamic electricity markets of the future.

Decentralized energy, seen through the eyes of a power trader

Published: 21. June 2017 Author: Jan
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A successful energy transition is dependent on integrating decentralized energy systems. To clarify important questions regarding decentralization – including the upsides and challenges for energy systems – we spoke with Next Kraftwerke’s in-house power trader, Amani Joas.