Together with 10 international partners Next Kraftwerke was awarded the Horizon2020 project BestRES funded by the European Commission

Published: 23. August 2016

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 partner organizations that are active in 9 different European countries. The project started in 2016 and will last three years.

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Next Kraftwerke Belgium BVBA is Belgium’s first Digital Utility operating a Virtual Power Plant – the Next Pool – both on the electricity and reserve power markets with a focus on flexibility. The Belgian installations are pooled together with flexible generation and demand and demand response in other European countries (e.g. Germany, The Netherlands, France, Austria, Poland, Italy and Switzerland) adding up to a total of more than 5,100 decentral consumers and producers with a total power of more than 4 GW.