Jan Aengenvoort studied humanities (M.A. in history) in Cologne, Bonn, and Paris. He joined Next Kraftwerke in 2011. Since then, he has helped turn what was then a small startup into one of Europe’s largest Virtual Power Plants with more than 130 employees. The Next Pool Virtual Power Plant networks decentralized energy producers as well as large-scale power consumers with an aggregated portfolio of 3,200 megawatts. Today, Jan Aengenvoort heads the Communications & Market Research Department for Next Kraftwerke as CCO. He provides information about the integration of renewable energies into existing grid structures and energy markets using Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) and short-term trading. He is an expert on the German VPP market and is looking to expand his knowledge of overseas energy markets.
The successful integration of the different renewable energies for a full renewable energy supply requires innovative technical and economic concepts from the different actors involved in the energy systems. From new technology developments to digital power stations, renewable energy can play an important role in improving the grid management and provide services far beyond today’s […]