The panel evaluated candidates against three criteria: the potential to scale the opportunity; the level of innovation of the technology or business model and the novelty it brings to the market; and momentum as demonstrated by strong commercial development. “This award is a great honor for us,” says Jochen Schwill, Co-CEO of Next Kraftwerke: “The global energy transition presents us with new challenges. We believe that Virtual Power Plants are a crucial puzzle piece to overcome these challenges by aggregating flexibility from distributed energy resources. Our VPP-SaaS NEMOCS aims at third parties to also set up their own Virtual Power Plants in order to increase the speed of the global transformation towards 100 % renewable energy.”
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