Upcoming events


Grids meet Renewables - Conference and Best Practice Fair

20.02.2018, Brussels

The Renewables Grid Initiative and WindEurope are inviting to the joint event “Grids meet Renewables”. The energy sector is currently undergoing a major transition, one that will have a significant impact on citizens, consumers, industry and the environment. For this transition to meet societal expectations, technological and environmental requirements, a variety of energy industry players must come together and decide how best to navigate the changing energy landscape. The event “Grids meet Renewables” will facilitate an open dialogue between the renewables and grid sectors. We will participate with a pitch and a little booth.
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Past events


Seminar on Energy flexibility

26.10.2017, Brussels

This seminar organized by Stibbe focuses on ‘flexibility’ within the energy sector.

Marie-Christine Marghem, Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, will give the keynote speech.

Our CEO Jan De Decker will share his experiences of sourcing flexiblity in the Benelux region: "Flexibility in the field".


IRENA event @ G-stic 2017: The increasing role of consumers in the transformation of the power sector: innovations leading the way

24.10.2017, Brussels

IRENA is organising an event on “The increasing role of consumers in the transformation of the power sector: innovations leading the way”, in Brussels on October 24, 2017, as part of the Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference – GSTIC. The event aims to showcase and learn from emerging experiences in innovative business cases that support the power sector transformation towards a more decentralised and renewables-based system, in which consumers are at the centre.

Paul Kreutzkamp speaks during the event about the role of virtual power plants in this context.

Enabling PV integration by delivering flexibility to the energy market @EUPVSEC

26.09.2017, Amsterdam

The 2nd Workshop of the BestRES project will be organised together with the IndustRE project on September 26th, 2017 on the occasion of the 33rd European PV Solar Energy conference and Exhibition (EUPVSEC) that will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 25 – 29 September 2017.

Next Kraftwerke Belgium will participate in the panel discussion

More details will follow.

Intersolar Europe

31.05. - 02.06.2017, Munich

Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. It takes place annually at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany and focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, energy storage and renewable heating, as well as on products and solutions for smart renewable energy. Of course we will be part of the exhibition - you'll find us in hall B2, booth 333.

WKK in de glastuinbouw: evoluties en opportuniteiten

31.05.2017, Geel

Our colleague Carlos will be explaining how Next Kraftwerke valorizes the flexiblity of cogeneration on the markets for reserve power, on the intraday and day-ahead markets.

TransBio Seminarie: Flexibele elektriciteitsproductie op bestaande biogasinstallaties

20.04.2017, Mechelen

Jan De Decker talks about the benefits of operating a biogas installation as part of Next Kraftwerke's Virtual Power Plant.

European Power Generation Week

21. - 23.03.2017, Brussels

We are happy to contribute to the conference on 22 March:
- Presentation: Balancing a grid system facing a dramatic rise in variable power generation sources
- Panel Discussion: Demand response: What role should and will it play in future?

SolarPower Summit (Former Solar Market Workshop)

07. - 08.03.2017, Brussels

Next Kraftwerke joins the panel discussion on "The right market design for a system with 50% renewable power by 2030" (7/3/2017, 11:45)


European Utility week

15. - 17.11.2016, Barcelona

Over 12,000 smart energy professionals from around the world will convene for 3 days in Barcelona to share insights and catch up at what has become the must-attend international platform in the smart energy industry. Doing business, knowledge transfer, innovation and networking will be at the forefront of the three day event. During the panel "Flexibility" our Dr. Sebastian Hölemann will give a lecture about "The contribution of aggregating distributed resources to system stability" and about "Latest developments concerning the flexibility of the Grid".
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VWEA Studiedag “Ruimte voor Wind”

08.11.2016, Brussels

Our CEO Jan De Decker will explain his vision how we can integrate more wind energy into the elecrtricity grid and how wind energy can in fact support the power system.

Hoe kan het elektriciteitssysteem aangepast worden om meer windenergie te integreren en hoe kan wind het net ondersteunen?
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Smart Grid School 2016 - Smart Grid Flanders

18.10. - 20.08.2016, Brussels

The Smart Grid School gives an insight into the world of smart grids. Jan De Decker from Next Kraftwerke talks on day 2 (19/10) about the virtual power plant of Next Kraftwerke.
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Transbio Summer School

30.09.2016, Drongen

Jan De Decker talks about the role of the bio-CHP within the service wallet of a Virtual Power Plant
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1st workshop on Business Models for Renewable Energy Aggregators (BestRES)

27.09.2016, Brussels

The aggregation of distributed Renewable Energy Sources (RES) can significantly accelerate the integration of intermittent electricity sources, enhance demand flexibility and decrease the reliance on renewable energy support schemes. The discussion will focus on the benefits from collaborating with aggregators, who can be defined as facilitators between the downstream and upstream sides of the electricity markets
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Nationale WKK-ontmoetingsdag

27.09.2016, Groot-Bijgaarden

COGEN Vlaanderen organises for the second time a meeting on current and future developments in the world of cogeneration This year the topic is "Innovation". In this context Jan De Decker, Co-CEO of Next Kraftwerke Belgium, will talk about the benefits of integrating a CHP in a Virtual Power Plant. He will also take a look across the border and tell about experiences made in Germany.
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