As the operator of one of Europe's largest Virtual Power Plants, we are helping to bring about the energy transition by putting your biogas plant on the markets. Our goal is to increase the profitability of your bioenergy unit, relying on our experienced trading team to sell the power generated by your biogas plant at the best possible price. We achieve the required capacity to operate on all markets by linking together thousands of units, which enables us to offer trading options that maximize the revenue from your biogas asset.
Besides the Green Certificates for CHPs, you are also entitled to sell the power you inject into the grid on the electricity markets. Next Kraftwerke is a licensed trader who can do this for you.
Easily implemented: We trade the power your plant produces on the electricity markets for you. Nothing changes in the day-to-day operation of the plant. You feed your energy in as usual.
Lucrative: Our in-house trading team trades your biogas power on the spot market of the power exchange. You receive the market revenues for the injected power.
Service-oriented: Our experts support you. From the connection to our Virtual Power Plant to customer service - we are at your side.
The market price of power changes 24 times per day on the day-ahead market, and 96 times daily in intraday trading. The difference in price between individual quarter-hour segments can be more than 100 euros per megawatt hour. Therefore, it is worthwhile to align power production with periods of high market demand. We work together on an operating schedule for your biogas plant, with a target output above the monthly average. Our forecasts are based on live data from thousands of assets in our Virtual Power Plant.
Individually tailored to your plant: Switching cycles, power limits, heat delivery obligations or even feeding times are recorded in the restrictions.
Full control: Via the customer portal, you can control and adjust the starts and stops of your plant.
Maximum flexibility: You decide whether you create your schedules yourself or whether we take over schedule creation and following the optimized schedule completely.
All markets: We monitor the DayAhead and Intraday markets and always select the best one for you.
Solar and wind assets produce varying amounts of power depending on the weather, which leads to fluctuations in grid frequency. To balance out this fluctuation, Transmission System Operators (TSOs) need control reserve - something you can provide with your biogas plant. Nuclear and coal power plants cannot quickly adjust their output. The same goes for wind and solar plants, which are dependent on the weather. However, your biogas asset can make quick adjustments to power production, and this flexibility is a valuable asset on the control reserve market.
Full-Service: To actively participate in the balancing markets, your plant needs to be prequalified with the TSO. We take care of this process for you.
Gain additional revenues: After successful prequalification, your biogas plant is valorised in the reserve power market and is rewarded with a capacity remuneration, and in some cases an activation remuneration.
Profit optimization: If your biogas plant is also in the demand oriented operation, we analyze where your flexibility is worth the most, and place it there.
Future-oriented: With participation in the balancing energy market, you contribute to the security of supply and thus to the success of the energy transition.
Using our client portal "My power plant", available on PC or via mobile app, you can follow the status of your biogas installation in real-time, change personal data, and consult your monthly credit notes.
View performance values: You can see what your biogas plant feeds in and how high your revenues turn out.
Fault notification: Via the App, you will be informed about any malfunction or interruption of the connection of your installation to the virtual power plant. That way, you can always react as fast as possible in case it would be needed.
Report maintenance times: You also have the option to announce unavailability of your plant due to a planned maintenance etc. This way, we know when your plant is not available to be traded.
Here you will find answers to many questions concerning the integration of your biogas plant into the virtual power plant. We will also be happy to answer your questions personally. Just get in touch with us!