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  • 10 Oct 2018 |

    Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition

    Energy storage and the Energiewende 10 Oct 2018, 09:00 Germany's rapidly rising share of weather-dependent renewable energy makes the country a testbed for storage technologies, to enable its use when there is no sun or wind. Truly large-scale ...
  • Digitalisation ignites new phase in energy transition

    The digitalisation of the Energiewende 21 Jul 2017 Information and communication technology is about to revolutionise Germany’s energy sector once again. The birthplace of the energy transition needs a more flexible and efficient electricity system based ...
  • 16 May 2017 |

    Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race

    Utilities and the energy transition 16 May 2017 As more and more countries around the globe embark on the transition to a low-carbon economy, a lot of lessons can be learned from the fate of Germany’s embattled power companies. Shaken to the core by the ...
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  • 12 Jun 2019 |

    Start-up Next Kraftwerke's renewable virtual power plant stabilises grid

    12 Jun 2019, 13:26 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how the commercial landscape is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we' ...
  • Dutch renewable utility Eneco buys stake in virtual power plant operator Next Kraftwerke

    Virtual power plant specialist Next Kraftwerke, one of Germany’s best known energy start-ups, has sold a minority stake of 34 percent to Dutch renewable utility Eneco. The deal would boost its expansion in Europe, and “contribute to the joint ambition of ...
  • 14 Jun 2019 |

    Start-up Sunfire’s e-fuels can decarbonise industries most addicted to fossil fuels

    14 Jun 2019, 09:07 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how the commercial landscape is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we' ...
  • 16 Aug 2016 |

    Weather forecasts aim to make renewable power predictable

    16 Aug 2016 (All day) The rise of volatile wind and solar power in the share of Germany’s electricity generation means that keeping the grid stable becomes an ever more complex – and potentially costly – task. Predicting how many renewable megawatts will ...
  • 15 Jul 2015

    In the media: Job cuts in brown coal and exemptions for industry

    15 Jul 2015 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “A fight for survival” Due to recent government decisions to mothball some lignite plants, utility RWE will cut 900 to 1000 jobs in the western German lignite industry, which currently employs 10,000 people, ...
  • 27 Apr 2016

    Incentives to reach at least 400,000 e-cars / 23.3 billion euro proposal for nuclear fund

    27 Apr 2016 (All day) (CORRECTION- In first paragraph on e-car premium: Government and industry will invest 600 million euros each, not 600,000 million euros; government will invest an additional 400 million euros in charging stations, not 400,000 million ...
  • 01 Jul 2015 |

    Technologies of Energiewende

    01 Jul 2015 (All day) This factsheet provides an overview of some of the main areas for research and development (R&D) in providing technological solutions for the greening of Germany’s electricity supply. Technology r.russell Utility-scale storage ...
  • Volatile but predictable: Forecasting renewable power generation

    16 Aug 2016 (All day) The share of electricity from weather-dependent wind and solar energy in the German power mix keeps growing. That puts pressure on the electricity sector to be much more flexible in managing power demand and supply. The need for ...
  • Next Kraftwerke

    Next Kraftwerke is a power trader and operator of a large-scale Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in Germany. The VPP digitally links and bundles power production from renewable sources with power consuming units to achieve a smartly distributed supply and demand ...
  • The virtual power plant: A new business model developed by Next Kraftwerke

    Next Kraftwerke GmbH   operates a large-scale Virtual Power Plant (VPP) that works like a power plant operator. By linking its clients’ power-producing and consuming units, Next Kraftwerke has created a sizeable digital platform from which it can smartly ...
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