Virtual Power Plant

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.

A storm turns to gas

Published: 13. January 2017 Author: Max, Christian
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Winter storm Axel, which set the current wind energy record in Germany, was also the source of a large wind power excess in Germany - and a considerable amount of hydrogen gas for the municipal utility company in the town of Hassfurt. There, the power-to-gas (PtG) installation, owned jointly by the city utility and Greenpeace Energy, stored the excess and particularly cheap wind energy in a matter of seconds as hydrogen wind gas.