Jochen Schwill is managing director and founder of Next Kraftwerke. He is an industrial engineer and is responsible for the sales, product development and technology departments. Before he founded Next Kraftwerke together with Hendrik Sämisch in 2009, he was a doctoral student at the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne. There, his research focus was on the modeling of short-term electricity markets. Jochen Schwill is a member of the board of the German Energy and Water Industry Association (BDEW).