Mitsui & Co., Ltd. partners with Next Kraftwerke for air conditioning load management in demand-response project
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.
First Power-to-Gas asset linked in Next Kraftwerke’s Virtual Power Plant
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.
Next Kraftwerke is part of a project team that was awarded the Horizon2020 project BestRES funded by the European Commission
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.