Next Kraftwerke GmbH

“We’re convinced that up to 100 percent of electricity demand in Germany can be covered using renewable energy sources."

Henrik Sämisch
Founder and CEO, Next Kraftwerke


Energy trading.

Corporate data

• Established: 2009

• Headquarters: Cologne

• Employees: approx. 108

• Executive management: Jochen Schwill, Henrik Sämisch

Business activities

Virtual power station/Electricity trader and other services/control energy and direct marketing.


Next Kraftwerke GmbH is a fast growing technology company offering innovative services in renewable energies and smart grid. Since its foundation in 2009, Next Kraftwerke has developed into an internationally active energy company with 100 employees at five locations throughout Germany.

As the operator of the largest virtual power station in Germany, which brings together biogas, biomass, CHP, hydro-electricity, wind power and solar systems, Next Kraftwerke also acts as an electricity trader .

The requirement

Thanks to its experience as an electricity trader and the algorithms it has developed itself that form a virtual power station, Next Kraftwerke has the knowledge of when electricity is most valuable and when consumption is cheapest. Next Kraftwerke continuously optimises its algorithms and is always looking for new markets. It is shaping the electricity market of the future and is making 100 per cent renewable energies possible together with its customers.

The solution

In order to be able to supply its customers products of the best quality, Next Kraftwerke is building on professional partners in the energy sector. Alongside cooperation partners from plant engineering, Next Kraftwerke relies on professional control technology, a secure communications infrastructure and high performance IT. Extensive guarantee financing was necessary to implement this business model, which was provided under the lead management of Commerzbank AG.