Technology



Flexible

Next Kraftwerke networks thousands of power producers and consumers in its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Next Pool. We trade the aggregated power on the long-, short-term and reserve power markets. This way, we create new sources of income for all participants of the Next Pool and minimize the risk of blackouts in Belgium.
Future proof
We are the first Belgian company operating a Virtual Power Plant in Belgium. By intelligently controlling the supply and demand side, we trade power highly profitable in all relevant markets. It goes without saying that we are continually developing new solutions that adapt to the ever changing demands of the energy market.
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Digital
By utilizing the full potential of digitalization, we connect thousands of energy-producing and energy-consuming units in our Virtual Power Plant. In order to control these units and maximize the revenue from their flexibility, we have developed cutting-edge algorithms.
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Sustainable
Next Kraftwerke offers solutions to the key challenges that result from the major transition to an energy system based on renewable energy. Our Virtual Power Plant takes over the role of large-scale centralized conventional power plants, and helps balancing an energy system with a growing amount of renewable energy production.
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News

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. partners with Next Kraftwerke for air conditioning load management in demand-response project 17.02.2017

How can smaller energy consumers be intelligently networked and controlled to create a power system with a high proportion of renewables and an adequate amount of flexibility? Next Kraftwerke partner with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (MITSUI), Japan-based trading, investment and service enterprises, to work on an international demonstration project, which is funded by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), to address this question by October 2019.
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First Power-to-Gas asset linked in Next Kraftwerke’s Virtual Power Plant 21.10.2016

Next Kraftwerke’s central control system has integrated the innovative Power-to-Gas unit in its Virtual Power Plant “Next Pool” and, as of now, controls the electrolyzer in case of an excess of solar and wind power in the distribution network area. The electrolyzer, operated by Greenpeace Energy and the public utility in Bavarian Haßfurt, has a capacity of 1.25 MW and is able to produce hydrogen from excessive power generated by renewable energies. The asset will also provide control reserve to TSO Tennet.
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Next Kraftwerke is part of a project team that was awarded the Horizon2020 project BestRES funded by the European Commission 23.08.2016

Together with 10 international partners Next Kraftwerke was awarded the Horizon2020 project BestRES funded by the European Commission. The team investigates new business models for aggregators with focus on flexibility from distributed renewables, sustainable generation sources as well as demand response.
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31.05. - 02.06.2017
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