About Centrali Next

Centrali Next in Milano is a subsidiary of the German Next Kraftwerke GmbH based in Cologne.
Next Kraftwerke is the operator of a large-scale Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and a certified power trader on various European energy exchanges (such as EPEX and EEX). The concept of a Virtual Power Plant is based on the idea of linking and bundling decentralized assets (power producers and consumers). The objective is to smartly distribute supply and demand and to profitably trade the generated and consumed power.

After starting operations in 2009, Next Kraftwerke's VPP now bundles more than 5140 assets. Among other energy sources, it includes biogas, wind, and solar power generators. By linking our clients’ units, we have created a sizeable digital platform of flexible power producers and consumers. To put it in a nutshell: We are a power plant operator without any power plants.

Illustration of a Virtual Power Plant