Eoly is kicking things off with NEXTRA. The Belgian energy company is the first customer to put Next Kraftwerke's new trading platform, NEXTRA, to use. NEXTRA allows energy producers and consumers to trade on energy markets all over Europe – without the need for expensive licenses and the investment associated with establishing connections to exchanges. This gives new players access to the energy markets.
Users can manage and execute their trade transactions online using NEXTRA, with the ability to upload their own forecasts and third-party transactions. NEXTRA users can also submit orders directly to Next Kraftwerke's energy traders. By relying on the expertise of Next Kraftwerke’s seasoned traders, users have more time to focus on their core business. At the same time, buyers and sellers maintain a constant overview of their portfolio and can react should any imbalances arise. NEXTRA shows current market developments for this purpose, including information, reports, and forecasts on the markets, to provide users with a comprehensive set of facts to inform trade decisions.
Eoly produces and trades green energy from sources such as wind turbines, solar panels and co-generation, supplying energy for its customers. These include the supermarkets of its parent company, Colruyt. “We use NEXTRA to manage a portfolio of around 500 GWh. We decided to go with NEXTRA because there is a great team behind this powerful tool, and they are with us every step of the way. The simplicity of the user interface was also very convincing,” says Thomas Decamps, Head of Sourcing & Supply at Eoly.
“The cooperation with Eoly is excellent. Eoly is very innovative and prepared to blaze new trails to bring more sustainable energy to the market. That is something we have in common, and the reason why we are very happy to have brought Eoly on board as our first customer,” says Jan De Decker, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Next Kraftwerke Belgium.