Next Kraftwerke is the operator and provider of a large-scale Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and a certified power trader on various European energy exchanges. The concept of the Virtual Power Plant Next Pool is based on the idea to network medium- and small-scale power producing and power consuming units. The objective is to smartly distribute supply and demand and to profitably trade the generated and consumed power.
After starting operations in 2009, Next Kraftwerke’s VPP today networks around 4,000 medium- and small-scale power-producing and power-consuming units in Central Europe. Among other energy sources, our Next Pool includes bioenergy, wind, and solar power generators. By linking our clients’ units, we have created a sizeable digital platform of flexible power producers and consumers. To put it in a nutshell: We are a power plant operator without any power plants. And to successfully operate our Virtual Power Plant in a changing electricity market for us it’s all about being digital, being flexible and being sustainable.