Profile: During their research work at the University of Cologne’s Institute of Energy Economics, the founders Hendrik Sämisch and Jochen Schwill developed the idea for setting up a virtual power plant. Next was founded in 2009 is planning to systematically deploy its scientific findings into the market and has therefore a share in creating an efficient, eco-friendly and future-oriented electric power supply.
Product: The company offers innovative services in the electrical power market. This Cologne-based technology business integrates emergency power generators, cogeneration units and biogas plants by means of intelligent networking in what is known as the minute reserve market. The integration of these generators takes advantage of unused resources and makes them available to the market. With these virtual power plants, smaller players in the market have the opportunity to participate in energy trading.
Contact: Next Kraftwerke GmbH
50825 Köln, Germany
Tel.: +49 (221) 82 00 85 – 0, Fax: +49 (221) 82 00 85 – 99
Jochen Schwill (MD), Hendrik Sämisch (MD)