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VPP Operator & Power Trader

We are the operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plants in Europe. We network power producers from renewable energy sources, e.g. wind, biogas, and solar, as well as industrial and commercial power consumers and power-storage units. This tightly knit network benefits not only everyone who is a part of it, but also the power grid in general.

Paul Kreutzkamp & Jan de Decker, founders and CEOs of Next Kraftwerke Belgium
“We believe that power demand can be covered completely with renewable energies by 2050. Thinking in terms of bits and watts, we pursue this goal: By making use of the possibilities of digitalization, we network thousands of power producers, consumers, and storage assets in order to place them on the markets with our power trader’s assistance. In this economic landscape, even small assets play an important role, in total contributing to a democratized energy sector.”

Jan de Decker & Paul Kreutzkamp, founders and CEOs of Next Kraftwerke Belgium

Facts & Figures

Virtual Power Plant Next Pool

139
 
Staff
283
Mio EUR  
Revenue 2016
5477
 
Units
04/2018
4583
MW  
Networked Capacity
04/2018
7
 
Locations
2009
 
Foundation

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How does our Virtual Power Plant work?

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Questions?

Feel free to get in touch! We’re available for calls Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at +32 (0) 2 342 02 68. Or drop us an email at info[at]next-kraftwerke.be

About

Next Kraftwerke Belgium, founded in October 2014, is a joint venture of two entrepreneurial engineers with the German company Next Kraftwerke. The company is co-managed by:

Jan De Decker (Co-Founder and Co-Manager)
Before taking up this challenge, Jan worked 7 years at the renewable energy consultancy company 3E in Brussels. As a senior expert in the Grids & Markets team, he specialised in the integration of renewable energy and value optimisation on the Belgian and European electricity markets. Among others, he developed a strategic tool for industrial clients to optimise their energy portfolio and contracts, helping clients with generation units and larger demand processes to make better decisions on their energy management and most importantly to directly minimize energy costs. Jan holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialisation in Energy.

Paul Kreutzkamp (Co-Founder and Co-Manager)
Since the beginning of his career at the German Energy Agency (dena) in Berlin, Paul has focused on grid and market integration of renewable energies and other distributed generation. At dena he lead the Windenergie und Netzintegration Erneuerbare Energien team as project director. In 2010 he joined 3E as senior expert and project manager in the Grids & Markets team where he consulted for public and private clients in optimising the value of their renewable energy and flexibility on relevant markets or within their own portfolio. Paul holds a diploma in Physics with Economics as a minor.

Facts and Figures

6,412
 
Aggregated Units
Ocotober 2018
5,406
MW 
Networked Capacity
Ocotober 2018
382.7
Mio Euro 
Sales
2017
141
 
Staff
7
 
Branches
2009
 
Foundation

Company Video

How our Virtual Power Plant works

Joint venture partner in Germany

In Germany, Next Kraftwerke GmbH (www.next-kraftwerke.de) is the operator of a large-scale VPP and is a certified power trader on the EPEX energy exchange’s spot market. Its VPP is composed of more than 5,140 decentralized and flexible production units and demand processes with a total capacity of more than 4 GW. Next Kraftwerke GmbH provides reserve power to all four German transmission system operators.