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Balancing group management & portfolio management

Individually tailored to your needs

Whether you just want to market your residual profile through us or transfer the complete balancing group management to our trading team - we offer you the individually tailored solution for your balancing group management and portfolio management. This allows you to concentrate entirely on your core business while at the same time ensuring that all obligations - such as the quarter-hourly management of your own balancing group - are fulfilled with the utmost care and market knowledge. 

What makes us different: For our forecasts, we not only use stock market data from numerous trading venues and weather data from our own meteorological analyses. We can also access live feed-in and feed-out data from thousands of plants in our virtual power plant and are thus one step ahead of other service providers in forecasting.

Electricity trading with a VPP

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Our offer for you

Balancing group management: Remaining in balance despite increased requirements

The authorities' requirements for balancing group management have increased significantly in recent years. For example, the obligation to manage balancing groups to the nearest quarter of an hour is being pursued more and more strictly. Thanks to our access to intraday markets and many years of know-how as balancing group managers, we can effectively relieve you.

Our offer at a glance Advantages NEXTRA
Our offer at a glance

  • On request, we take over the complete balancing group management for you - taking into account all BRP requirements - including portfolio risks.
  • We guarantee quarterly accurate balancing group management in accordance with all guidelines and regulations.
  • In energy data management, we ensure the plausibility of your feed and extraction data and prepare them for further processing.
  • We take care of communication with the respective balancing group coordinator - taking into account the obligatory data transmission procedures.
  • We guarantee 24-hour availability for timetable communication. In the event that the TSO reports an error in our timetable data or those of our trading partners, we can react immediately and make corrections if necessary.
  • If you would like to remain responsible yourself, we would be happy to market your residual profile by smoothing out the hours you have already traded in quarters of an hour.
Advantages

When you hand over your balancing group management to us, it not only relieves you of activities that are not part of your actual core business. We also reduce your risks for an unbalanced balancing group: prices on the continuous intraday market vary greatly. With our 24/7 electricity trading, we can compensate for over- or under-supply of your portfolio up to 5 minutes before the delivery quarter hour. In this way, we also smooth out your balancing group in quarter-hours and thus reduce your balancing energy risks enormously. In the event of schedule inconsistencies, our experienced timetable management team will solve the problem and communicate directly with the transmission system operators or balancing group coordinators.
NEXTRA

NEXTRA is our trading platform, which you can use according to your needs. When we take over your balancing group management, NEXTRA offers you an overview of the activities carried out for you as a practical monitoring tool. You remain BRP yourself? Then NEXTRA provides you with relevant data that you can coordinate with your own data. Furthermore, via NEXTRA you can directly balance your balancing group and view forecasts tailored to your needs.

Portfolio management: Precise forecasting, targeted readjustment

In portfolio management, we adjust two important levers for you: First, we optimize your generation and consumption forecasts by including as much meaningful data as possible in the forecast. On the following day we will then bring together the timetables that have been forecasted and implemented. Through the short-term trading of required or surplus quantities of electricity on the intraday market, we reliably smooth out your balancing group. The result: Your balancing energy risks decrease, your balance group loyalty increases.

Our offer at a glance Reduce balancing energy risks NEXTRA
Our offer at a glance

  • You benefit from precise forecasts based on meaningful data - regardless of whether your load profile is measured by automated meter reading (AMR) or predicted using a standard load profile (SLP).
  • We coordinate the forecasted and finally realized timetables in the timetable management with the responsible TSO.
  • Thanks to our 24/7 electricity trading and access to intraday trading, we bring together your forecast and realised schedules in a dynamic process - this saves you work and additional balancing energy costs.
  • On request, we develop individualized procurement strategies together with you.
Reduce balancing energy risks

We make up for any shortfalls or surpluses resulting from your power plant deployment planning with our quarter-hourly procurement on the EPEX SPOT power exchange. Through the short-term trading of required or surplus electricity volumes on the day-ahead and intraday auctions as well as the continuous intraday market of the electricity exchange, Next Kraftwerke smoothes out your balancing group - which reduces your balancing energy risks and increases the quality of your portfolio management.
NEXTRA

We compensate for any shortfalls or surpluses resulting from your planning for the use of power plants with our quarter-hour purchase at the EPEX SPOT power exchange. By trading required or surplus electricity volumes in the day-ahead and intraday auctions and on the electricity exchange's continuous intraday market in the short term, Next Kraftwerke smoothes your balancing group - reducing your balancing energy risks and increasing the quality of your portfolio management.

Facts and figures

139
 
Staff
Group
7
 
Offices
Group
283
m Euro 
Sales
Group (2016)
5477
 
Units
Next Pool
4583
MW 
Networked Capacity
Next Pool
2009
 
Foundation
Next Pool

Our trading team

As a certified electricity trader, we open the door to the day-ahead and intraday markets of the electricity exchange EPEX Spot, to the balancing energy market of the transmission system operators and to other international electricity markets. Our traders are active here every day to support and relieve you in your energy management tasks. By the way: We are not interwoven with the structures of the old energy industry - this way you retain your own profile and strategic independence when working with us.

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