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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 More…
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 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 More…
Together with 10 international partners Next Kraftwerke was awarded the Horizon2020 project BestRES funded by the European Commission
The BestRES project will develop innovative business models for integration of renewable energy sources by aggregating distributed generation such as wind, PV, biogas, biomass, hydro, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and combining this with demand response and energy storage technologies. BestRES is funded by the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme and involves 11 More…
First Belgian Virtual Power Plant replacing services of large nuclear and gas units through a network of renewable energy installations
Brussels-based Next Kraftwerke Belgium successfully provides primary reserve (R1) to transmission system operator Elia by networking the power generation of many small renewable generators. With its Virtual Power Plant (VPP), Next Kraftwerke brings a new concept to Belgium and is the first to prove that renewables can offer the same demanding system services as large More…
Next Kraftwerke wins 2016 “Good Practice of the Year” award
The “Good Practice of the Year” jury has chosen Next Kraftwerke’s Virtual Power Plant Next Pool as the 2016 “Technology & Design” winner, stating it is an immense asset in the transformation of the power grid. “We are happy to receive the ‘Good Practice of the Year’ Award and are excited to see that others More…
Next Kraftwerke expands Virtual Power Plant to Poland
Next Kraftwerke, which operates in several European countries, has now expanded its Virtual Power Plant to Poland. As a licensed Polish power trader, Next Kraftwerke jointly with Elektrownie Next sp.z o.o. markets electricity from Polish renewable energy sources via the Virtual Power Plant Next Pool. Elektrownie Next is a fully-owned subsidiary of Next Kraftwerke, which More…
Entering new markets
Founded in Germany, Next Kraftwerke now has built a presence in Austria, Belgium and, lately, France and the Netherlands. CEO and founder of Next Kraftwerke GmbH in Germany, Jochen Schwill, spoke to Reuters about expanding Next Kraftwerke's business model. Read the whole article here …