Next Kraftwerke

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Next Kraftwerke is an operator of a large-scale virtual power plant and a certified power trader on various European energy exchanges, including EPEX and EEX. The Company also creates a sizeable digital platform of flexible power producers and consumers.

HQKöln, DE

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2019)80(+2%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)€627.7 M(+65%)

Key People/Management at Next Kraftwerke

Hendrik Sämisch

Hendrik Sämisch

Founder and CEO
Jochen Schwill

Jochen Schwill

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Next Kraftwerke Office Locations

Next Kraftwerke has offices in Köln, Erlangen, Hamburg, Tübingen and in 7 other locations
Köln, DE (HQ)
43G Lichtstraße
Hamburg, DE
47 Pinnasberg
Tübingen, DE
Wien, AT
27 Franz-Josefs-Kai
Schaerbeek, BE
153 Rue des Palais
Paris, FR
75 Avenue Parmentier
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Next Kraftwerke Financials and Metrics

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6 years ago

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Next Kraftwerke Revenue

Next Kraftwerke's revenue was reported to be €627.70 m in FY, 2018 which is a 64% increase from the previous period.

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Next Kraftwerke Operating Metrics

Sep, 2019

Aggregated Energy Units

8.11 k

Electricity Sold, GWh

12.10 k

Total Capacity, MW

7.14 k
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Next Kraftwerke Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Centrales Next S.A.S
Centrali Next Srl.
Elektrownie Next Sp. z o.o.
Energie 365 B.V.
Energie 365 B.V. Pool
Next Kraftwerke AT GmbH
Next Kraftwerke Belgium BVBA
Sitz Belgien
Sitz Frankreich
Sitz Italien
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Next Kraftwerke Online and Social Media Presence

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Next Kraftwerke News and Updates

Toshiba and Next Kraftwerke Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Business Alliance for Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Service

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter: Toshiba ESS) announced that we have signed an agreement on the commencement of a study for VPP technology and sales tie-up with the German Virtual Power Plant(VPP) operator Next Kraftwerke GmbH (hereinafter: Next Kraftwerke). Utilizing…

UPDATED! Next Kraftwerke Teams Up With Jedlix On Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Response Pilot

Cologne, Germany-based Next Kraftwerke has partnered with electric vehicle smart charging platform provider Jedlix on a new pilot that will aggregate electric vehicle charging stations as a deployable demand response unit aka secondary control reserve (aFFR) on its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform…

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Next Krafwerke wins Digital Champions Award

Next Kraftwerke has won the Digital Champions Award 2019. The jury awarded the Virtual Power Plant in the category "Digital Products and Services". "A very innovative digital product that also follows the megatrend of sustainable, efficient energy generation and use," the jury judged. 128 companies …

Next Kraftwerke cooperates with Toshiba in VPP project

Next Kraftwerke and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) have signed an agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) to assess the compatibility of their Virtual Power Plant (VPP) systems and sales channels. The companies aim at jointly developing competitive VPP services by t…

Next Stop: Thailand

The journey to the world's electricity markets continues: This time Felix Jedamzik and Tobias Romberg from our Business Development team were on the road in Thailand and report on their impressions.

Next Kraftwerke among Growth Champions 2020

Next Kraftwerke is one of the 500 companies in Germany that business magazine FOCUS and statistics portal Statista have chosen as Growth Champions 2020. The Growth Champions 2020 are a list of the top 500 companies in Germany that achieved a high percentage growth in sales between 2015 and 2018. In …

Next Kraftwerke forecasts production of Osaka Gas PV unit

Japanese gas and power company, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and Next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in Europe, have agreed to conduct a joint verification on solar power generation forecast. Starting today, Next Kraftwerke will forecast the PV production of the 1 MWp so…

When less is more: Nouryon stabilizes the grid with Demand Side Management

The sites of Nouryon in Rotterdam, Hengelo and Delftzijl not only produce and supply salts, chlorines and lyes for the industry - with flexible production they also help to balance the Dutch electricity grid. Through Next Kraftwerke‘s control system, Nouryon can respond to the activations of transmi…
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Next Kraftwerke Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Next Kraftwerke founded?

    Next Kraftwerke was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Next Kraftwerke key executives?

    Next Kraftwerke's key executives are Hendrik Sämisch and Jochen Schwill.

  • How many employees does Next Kraftwerke have?

    Next Kraftwerke has 80 employees.

  • What is Next Kraftwerke revenue?

    Latest Next Kraftwerke annual revenue is €627.7 m.

  • What is Next Kraftwerke revenue per employee?

    Latest Next Kraftwerke revenue per employee is €7.8 m.

  • Who are Next Kraftwerke competitors?

    Competitors of Next Kraftwerke include Sullivan Solar Power, Groom Energy Solutions and Zero Energy.

  • Where is Next Kraftwerke headquarters?

    Next Kraftwerke headquarters is located at 43G Lichtstraße, Köln.

  • Where are Next Kraftwerke offices?

    Next Kraftwerke has offices in Köln, Erlangen, Hamburg, Tübingen and in 7 other locations.

  • How many offices does Next Kraftwerke have?

    Next Kraftwerke has 11 offices.