Next Kraftwerke expands to France

In reaction to the new French energy transition law Next Kraftwerke opens up its Virtual Power Plan to French units. Centrales Next SAS is the name of the French sub company. Centrales Next offers products in the field of energy trading and aggregation of flexibility. “Having decided to extend renewable energies, the French government set strong incentives to remodel the energy system. We want to further this paradigm shift away from nuclear power to renewables in France, too.“, says Jochen Schwill, founder and CEO of Next Kraftwerke. “We are very optimistic to successfully implement our business model in France – all the more so, since we do not need to burden us with outside capital for this expansion.“

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Next Kraftwerke operates one of the largest Virtual Power Plants in Europe. By utilizing the full potential of digitalization, we connect more than 4,000 energy-producing and energy-consuming units in our Virtual Power Plant Next Pool with a total capacity of over 2,800 MW. Through our technology our clients are able to produce and consume electricity when prices are best for them. By trading their aggregated power 24/7 on different energy spot markets our Virtual Power Plant also makes a substantial contribution to stabilizing the grid by smartly distributing the power generated and consumed by the individual units in times of peak load.