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Our Virtual Power Plant for a new energy market

In our Virtual Power Plant we connect thousands of decentralized electricity producers and consumers. By intelligently controlling supply and demand, we competitively trade power on different markets and help to keep the grid stable.

Power trading for independent generators, consumers, and BRPs

We are the first Belgian company operating a Virtual Power Plant in Belgium. By intelligently controlling the supply and demand side, we valorize flexibility of independent generators, consumers, and BRPs on different markets. It goes without saying that we are continually developing new solutions that adapt to the ever changing demands of the energy market.

Digital & flexible

By utilizing the full potential of digitalization, we network 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.

Who we provide solutions for

We trade the aggregated power from our Virtual Power Plant on long-trem, 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.

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Do you have a question or do you want to become part of our Virtual Power Plant? Don't hesitate to contact us!
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About

What Next Kraftwerke stands for

Profitable

With our Virtual Power Plant we prove that renewable energy sources are not only the right choice ecologically, but also economically. By successfully managing supply and demand we trade our clients energy when it is most profitable for them.

Digital

By utilizing the full potential of digitalization, we connect thousands of energy-producing and energy-consuming units in our Virtual Power Plant. This way, we are already aggregating more energy than two nuclear power plants. And we continue to grow our pool everyday

Sustainable

In the long run, the core of our energy systems will consist of wind and solar power. Other power producers and consumers will need to compensate the fluctuating feed-in. By networking different types of renewables in our Next Pool this is already happening today.

135
Staff
Group
11
Offices
Group
273
m Euro
Sales
Group
4,824
Units
Next Pool
3,402
MW
Networked Capacity
Next Pool
2009
Foundation
Next Pool

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How the Next Pool works

An energy supply based on weather-dependent energy sources needs to reliably balance fluctuation. This is exactly what our Virtual Power Plant is designed to do. On a cloudy day with little sunshine our aggregated biogas plants pitch in and increase their production. On a day with more wind than expected our networked consumers consume more power and benefit from lower prices.

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