Subject to approval by the regulatory authorities, Shell will purchase 100% of Next Kraftwerke’s shares.
As part of the Renewables & Energy Solutions division at Shell, the German energy dealer and operator of Virtual Power Plants primarily based in Cologne strengthens Shell’s place as a number one energy dealer for renewable energies.
Following the acquisition, Next Kraftwerke will function as a portfolio firm within the Shell group underneath its present model and core administration crew. Furthermore, all Next Kraftwerke employees will probably be provided continued employment following the completion of this acquisition.
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Hendrik Sämisch, founder and CEO of Next Kraftwerke, sees the partnership as an extra signal for the progress of the worldwide transformation in direction of a decarbonised vitality system: “We are popping out of a fossil age lasting for almost 200 years and are within the midst of the transformation to a extra sustainable vitality system. We will solely have the ability to efficiently form this transformation if the gamers within the conventional vitality trade actively drive it. My co-founder Jochen Schwill and I are satisfied that we will help to additional speed up this variation with this partnership.”
Jochen Schwill provides: “The marketplace for buying and selling renewable energies is characterised by sturdy dynamics. For the following few years, we anticipate a fast improve in demand for electrical energy buying and selling contracts for renewable vitality vegetation which have left help schemes or have been constructed outdoors the help regime. In order to be ideally positioned on this marketplace for our present clients and our additional development, and to satisfy this trade demand for brand new merchandise, we’ve got determined to enter right into a partnership with Shell Renewables & Energy Solutions. This offers us the assets that we’ll want as electrical energy merchants sooner or later, particularly for extra advanced buying and selling merchandise. This manner, we additionally improve the alternatives for our clients to have the ability to place their energy on the electrical energy markets in the very best manner sooner or later.”
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David Wells, VP Shell Energy Europe, stated: “The vitality transition is seeing the facility market quickly turn out to be extra fragmented and distributed. Much of that is pushed by extra and smaller mills in addition to growing ‘personal era’ by customers. The acquisition of Next Kraftwerke will speed up Shell’s technique to develop by including smaller renewable belongings to our portfolio. The complementary expertise of the 2 firms may also help utility-scale massive renewable initiatives by offering a variety of hedging and threat administration choices.”
Next Kraftwerke operates one of many largest digital energy vegetation in Europe. By utilising the total potential of digitalisation, the corporate networks hundreds of energy-producing and energy-consuming models within the digital energy plant “Next Pool”.
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