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Innovative Business Models for Market Uptake of Renewable Electricity unlocking the potential for flexibility in the Industrial Electricity Use

Objective

The flexibility of the industrial electricity demand has been identified as a potential that through innovative business models can facilitate further growth of variable renewable energy, while reducing the industrial electricity costs and contributing to the European energy policy goals. In this project the large industry is working with the renewable energy community to identify and implement business models for supplying variable renewable electricity to industrial users with flexibility in their demand, creating win-win situations. Several variations of the business models will be described covering different options like on and off-site renewable energy production. The business models will be adapted to 5 industrial sectors (Chemicals, non-ferrous metals, cold storage, steel, and water treatment) and 6 target countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK). Tools will be developed to facilitate adoption of the business models: Model contracts adapted to the target countries and the different business models and a methodology that assesses the flexibility in industrial units and its value within the business models. The methodology will be transferred to third parties and will be applied in 6 case studies covering all target sectors and countries. Recommendations for improvements in the regulatory and market framework will be formulated and promoted. A top-down and a bottom-up methodology will be used to quantify the potential for further cost-effective grid integration of variable renewable electricity by the exploitation of the industrial electricity demand flexibility. The use of a sophisticated power system model and detailed analysis will provide reliable data on the impact the policy recommendations could have. An ambitious campaign will be carried out for engaging the target groups in direct action implementing the business models and informing the interested actors about the project activities and results.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-3
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Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 309 075

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 256 287,50
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera 23
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 348 551,25
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 352 720
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BECKER BUTTNER HELD PARTNERSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 625
Address
Pfeuferstrasse 7
81373 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN COPPER INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 343,75
Address
Grovelands Business Centre 5 Boundary Way
HP2 7TE Hemel Hempstead
Activity type
Other
SCM GROUP SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Emilia 77
47900 Rimini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETA ENERGIE RINNOVABILI S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 139 375
Address
Viale Regione Siciliana 7275
90146 Palermo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCM FONDERIE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 250
Address
Via Emilia 77
47921 Rimini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)