The amount of power generated from renewable sources depends on wind and weather conditions, as do consumption and load patterns. Virtual power plants can smooth out these fluctuations and help secure our power supply throughout the transition to increased use of renewable sources of energy.
In this webinar, next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest virtual power plants in Europe, will use best practice projects to illustrate the various applications and prospects these power plants offer. The company tiko energy solutions will also introduce its solutions for an intelligent energy management system coupled with a virtual power plant that is capable of integrating widely distributed energy plants and small residential buildings alike and offers commercial and private customers the same functionality as a physical power plant.
|Date||Tuesday, November 17, 2020|
|Duration||ca. 60 minutes|
|Fee||Free of charge - limited participation|
|Speaker||Felix Lober, International Business Development Manager, Next Kraftwerke|
Virtual power plants and their contribution to local flexibility
Sandra Trittin, CSO & Co-Founder, tiko Energy Solutions AG
|Moderator||Dr. Ralf Köpke, Chefreporter, Energie und Management GmbH|
Felix Lober has been working at Next Kraftwerke since 2020 as International Business Development Manager in the team for Virtual Power Plant Business Solutions. He accepts worldwide inquiries from interested parties for the SaaS solution NEMOCS in order to develop individual solutions together with them. After completing his apprenticeship as an insurance and finance businessman, Felix Lober studied economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration in 2020.
Felix Lober knows Next Kraftwerke inside out, as he already worked as a student trainee at the Virtual Kraftwerk during his studies - in various departments and locations. As an International Business Development Manager, he enjoys understanding how different electricity markets work in different countries and how Next Kraftwerk's SaaS solution NEMOCS can be used in this environment.
Sandra began her career at a management consultancy working in the areas of process optimization/ restructuring and supply chain management for different companies in the automotive, food processing and telecommunications industry. She joined Swisscom in 2002 reorganizing process and organizational structures to increase process efficiency for the service delivery and network construction. Afterwards she was leading teams in software design/development for the construction of IP based communication services. She joined the strategy team of Swisscom and is now co-founder and CSO of tiko Energy Solutions. Sandra has studied business administration and holds an MBA of the Business Schools of Mannheim, Copenhagen and Warwick.
As a journalist, Ralf Köpke has focused on energy and environmental issues since the mid-1980s. Since the beginning of 2005, he has been working as chief reporter for the trade journal Energie & Management, for which he is responsible for topics such as wind energy on land and at sea and the marketing of green electricity. Ralf Köpke studied journalism from 1984-1989 and simultaneously completed his training as an editor at the German School of Journalism in Munich. This was followed by a doctorate in 1992 with a topic on municipal energy policy at the Catholic University of Eichstätt.