New Kraftwerke and Ecotricity Partner on Virtual Power Plants

May 15, 2018 by Paul Shepard

British green electricity company Ecotricity is the first client to implement NEMOCS, Next Kraftwerke’s new software-as-a-service solution. The German Virtual Power Plant operator recently introduced NEMOCS to third parties as a way to network and optimize operation of power-producing and consuming units.

NEMOCS can connect thousands of assets. Their data is processed live, and NEMOCS can execute operational commands if needed. It provides the user with real-time operational data from the networked units to optimize their power production and consumption. Choosing from the many networked units, NEMOCS can select the ones available to provide frequency response or balancing reserves and dispatch them in case of a call from the TSO.

NEMOCS allows third parties, such as electricity suppliers and utility companies, to set up their own Virtual Power Plant without investing in costly infrastructure. However, they can count on the support, service, and experience of Next Kraftwerke, one of Europe’s largest Virtual Power Plants.

Ecotricity is the UK’s first green electricity company, providing thousands of clients in the UK with green energy from its own wind turbines and other renewable energy producers. NEMOCS will help Ecotricity to optimize its units’ production and storage as well as its forecast and dispatch by providing it with real time operational data from the units connected.

Mark Meyrick, Head of Smart Grids, from Ecotricity: “We have been watching Next’s activities in the flexibility space for a while and are big admirers of what they’ve achieved. As a result we’re very happy and excited to be partnering with such an innovative organization who match our pioneering values and commitment to renewable energy, to deliver this innovative project, which will help enable our aspirations in the storage space, amongst other benefits”

"NEMOCS was built upon everything we have learned in the past 10 years, because we strongly believe it is important to use all the flexibility already available on the market to make the energy system more efficient. NEMOCS gives us a way to do this. We are really excited to start working with Ecotricity, one of the green energy pioneers, to optimize their forecasting and production,” says Jochen Schwill, CEO and co-founder of Next Kraftwerke.