Role in V2Market:
Market research and project coordination
Ecoserveis is a non-profit strategic innovation consultancy specialized in energy and climate change. Since 1992 we bring energy closer to society by promoting a fair and sustainable energy model. We work at the local, national and European level identifying society’s energy needs, providing innovative solutions to social-environmental challenges and building bridges between the civil society, private and public organizations.
Ecoserveis is involved in research, technological and socially-focussed projects and can adapt to different needs in the energy and climate change fields.
Role in V2Market:
Analysis of electricity markets and potential integration of V2G
OMIE is the organization responsible for the management of the Day-Ahead Electricity Market, Intraday Electricity Auctions and Intraday Continuous Electricity Market, in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as of several energy-related product auctions. Our company actively participates in connecting wholesale electricity markets in the EU, along with all the NEMOs nominated in each member state.
OMIE manage all these markets based on the criteria of independence, transparency, and objectivity and is in charge of carrying out the settlement of schedules resulting from the clearing processes.
Role in V2Market:
Definition of contractual arrangements
ANESE, Spanish ESCOs Association, is an investment reference of energy savings and energy efficiency. Indeed, it is a nonprofit business platform that aims to encourage and structure the Energy Services market.
ANESE’s mission is to boost the sustainable and energy services market including solutions, technologies and cutting-edge investments focused on facilitating the energy transition and mitigating the global climate change.
The Association aims is to cover the last mile of energy chain through a network of the best expert companies composed by our associates, upgrading and achieving more sustainable energy uses of final clients under the ESCO model.
Barcelona Metropolitan Area
Role in V2Market:
Implementation of the pilot site
The Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) is the public administration of the metropolitan territory of Barcelona, with an area of 636 km2 and 36 municipalities with a population of over 3.2 million. The AMB has powers in the areas of social cohesion, territorial and urban planning, mobility, transport, waste management, water supply, environment protection, social housing, infrastructures and economic promotion in the metropolitan territory. Under the Climate&Energy Plan 2030, the organisation carries out actions to promote a process of transition towards a decentralised energy model based on renewable and sustainable energy with an integrated approach.
Role in V2Market:
Analysis and development of financial schemes
EnerSave Capital is the General Partner of a non-regulated securitization and private equity vehicle under Luxembourg law. The company has been set up by a team of financers to target sustainable energy type assets, under Luxembourg law, and via securitization transform them into financial products meeting the needs of institutional investors. We focus our activity on repackaging ESG/sustainable-focused cash flows into capital market products, and the placement thereof with mainly institutional clients. EnerSave Capital is the advisor to various energy saving related schemes such lighting, cooling, heating and e-mobility related schemes covering both electrification, as well as the charging infrastructure. The development of different business models and financial schemes for green/sustainable assets is part of the our expertise and main focus.
Role in V2Market:
Exploitation and transferability, communication and dissemination
smartEn is the European business association for digital and decentralised energy solutions. Our members include innovators in services and technology for energy and data management, finance and research. By taking an integrated perspective on the interaction of demand and supply, our mission is to promote system efficiency, encourage innovation and diversity, empower energy consumers and drive the decarbonisation of the energy sector.
Role in V2Market:
Nuvve (NASDAQ: NVVE) is accelerating the electrification of transportation through its proprietary vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Its mission is to lower the cost of electric vehicle ownership while supporting the integration of renewable energy sources, including solar and wind. Nuvve’s Grid Integrated Vehicle, GIVe™, platform is refueling the next generation of electric vehicle fleets through intelligent, bidirectional charging solutions. Since its founding in 2010, Nuvve has launched successful V2G projects on five continents and is deploying commercial services worldwide by developing partnerships with utilities, automakers, and electric vehicle fleets.
Role in V2Market:
Support to the V2G service development from the energy retailer perspective
Holaluz has the goal of a world powered by 100 percent green energy. This objective is advanced by persuading people to switch to a green energy plan made with 100 percent renewable energy. On average, Holaluz clients can make savings of 10 percent thanks to the intensive use of technology and a people focused business strategy which promotes a trusting relationship with clients. Created with the conviction that companies can be tools to change the world, Holaluz leads the transformation of the Spanish energy sector with a commitment to the new model of distributed generation and differential supply in self-consumption. Holaluz is a benchmark company not only statistically but also in terms of quality and service innovation. Holaluz was the first electricity company to implement a simplified compensation package in the Spanish market with Holaluz Cloud, a programme that allows the deduction of surpluses from energy bills (in other words, the excess energy produced by solar panels that can’t be consumed in the moment). Holaluz expects to reach one million customers and 50,000 photovoltaic installations by the end of 2023.
Role in V2Market:
Evaluation of regulatory solutions to integrate V2G solutions in the electricity markets
IDAE is the national energy agency attached to the “Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge”, through the Secretariat of State for Energy, on which it depends organically as a branch body. IDAE contributes to the achievement of the objectives and commitments that Spain has pledged/acquired in terms of improving energy efficiency, renewable energies and other low-carbon and decarbonisation technologies. This constitutes the strategic framework of its core activity. In this context, IDAE carries out communication/diffusion and training actions, provides technical advice and assistance, developes specific support programs and conducts call for proposals and provides financing of projects – both in terms of debt and equity – with high technological innovation value proposition with high replicable potential from an economic, technical and social perspective. IDAE is also active internationally in various fields, such as European policy inititatives, EU funding programmes, Pioneer projects and cooperates with third countries and international fora to accomplish the relevant policy goals that tackle the energy and climate challenges globally.
V2Market cooperates with many Horizon 2020 projects.
A digital twin (DT) is a digital replica of a physical asset, process, or system. The digital twin can be used to test new ideas or model scenarios in real time without interrupting physical asset operations and user processes. The EU-funded TwinERGY project will introduce a new digital twin framework for the energy market. It will incorporate the required intelligence for optimising demand response at the local level without compromising the well-being of consumers and their daily schedules and operations. The project will ensure that a wide range of consumers/prosumer interests will be represented and supported in the energy marketplace. Key use cases will be trialled in four pilot regions, and the project will develop, configure, and integrate an innovative suite of tools, services and applications for consumers.
Technology offers a huge range of opportunities for the energy market. By combining the old metering, operation and control devices with smart systems, there’s a huge amount of data available that is unused or underused. This data offers a range of possibilities to improve existing energy services and create new ones. The EU-funded BD4OPEM project will develop an analytic toolbox based on Big Data techniques, providing tools for enabling efficient business processes in the energy sector. By extracting more value from available data, a range of innovative services will be created in the fields of grid monitoring, operation and maintenance, network planning, fraud detection, smart energy management for houses/buildings/industries, blockchain transactions and flexibility aggregation for demand-response in smart grids.
In line with the EU’s mission to improve the sustainability of its buildings to address climate change, the EU-funded procuRE project has set out to achieve 100 % renewable energy supply in existing building stock. The project aims to create a comprehensive set of tools to enable the delivery of customised, fully renewable building renovation solutions across Europe and beyond. The proposed packages include services such as design and implementation, day-to-day operation and contracting/financing, ensuring that the building continues to perform as designed over its entire life cycle. The packages’ efficiency will be demonstrated prior to making them available on the international market.
Sustainable energy assets (SEA) contain tremendous potential as tradable securities. Their acceptance is currently hampered by a lack of standardisation in contract types, risk-assessment protocols and tools towards scaling up. The LAUNCH project will help lay the groundwork for SEA development through systems that train developers in real market conditions, standardising contracts with clients, and putting in place protocols allowing developers to assess risk. Through its large network, LAUNCH will also collaborate with the European Finance Industry and developers to encourage acceptance of SEA and help it grow as an industry, leading to new job opportunities and more energy conservation in the EU.
Renewable energy integration with smart grid systems is necessary to satisfy the power demands of Europe. It does not have to be one or the other. Increasing renewable energy in the energy supply mix makes sense for a better, cleaner tomorrow – to help reduce global warming emissions, clean our air, and prepare for climate change. The EU-funded INTERRFACE project will develop an interface between transmission and distribution system operators (TSOs and DSOs) and the customers to allow seamless integration and efficient use of renewable energy in the electricity grid. The project’s new concepts, the proposed common architecture and digital solutions will permit a wider use of distributed renewable energy resources, whereas will remove the barriers to unleash the potential of the existing and future resources to become an active part of the power system, for the benefit of the customers and the grid operators.
The overall aim of the EU-funded Triple-A project is to assist financial institutions increase their deployment of capital in energy efficiency, making investments more transparent. Triple-A scheme will identify which investments are considered as Triple-A, fostering sustainable growth, already from the first stages of investments generation and pre-screening, where no standardization exists. Triple-A will provide risk profiles and mitigation policies, including a Web-based database, enabling national and sectoral comparability, market maturity identification, experiences exchange, reducing thus uncertainty for investors. The project will develop standardised Triple-A tools, efficient benchmarks and guidelines, through which in-country demonstrations of the investments and recommendations are envisaged. The case-study countries are eight Member States, namely Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands and Spain.
Barriers such as lack of liquidity, financial capacity or the capacity to find competitive financing prevent SMEs from investing in energy-efficient solutions. The EU-funded EaaS (Efficiency as a Service) project aims to overcome these barriers by developing new business models and a financial structure to help SMEs adopt energy-efficient equipment-as-a-service. The project will mainstream the energy-efficient servitisation financial model to make it easier for SMEs to access smart, high energy-efficient technologies and standardise a financing structure. The project will play a role in the promotion of SME competitiveness and the transition to a circular economy.
The EU is building on its 2030 climate and energy goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote the deployment of renewable energy. Private investments can help to ensure the smooth transition to a clean, smart and secure energy system. In this context, the EU-funded F-PI project will help to facilitate private investments by reducing transactional costs. To do this, it will implement a coherent work plan and execute a set of concrete actions. The concrete actions are focused on provision of technical assistance to private funds to boost their capital in energy efficiency. The project’s overall aim is to trigger EUR 30 million in investments into sustainable energy through planned actions and proper procedures.
This project deals with semi-decentralized heat pumps and locally produced renewable energies for multi-family building refurbishment.
Interaction final customer – stakeholders – project ‘s entities will be useful to learn best practises.
Through 3 demo sites (Spain, Italy and Austria), the project will demonstrate a highly versatile, scalable and replicable solution package for buildings energy system retrofitting allowing 70-75% of renewable energy fraction, 30-50% of PE and GHG savings, reduction of planning time by 50% and installation/operation time by 30% and payback time for ESCOs and investors of less than 8 years, compared to best available solution existing today.
Moving forward the Next Generation Integrated Energy Services! NEON project will exploit building energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and storage, and demand flexibility to increase energy savings, reduce CO2 emissions, and provide cost savings across sectors. The Citizen Energy Communities (CECs) enable faster uptake of the proposed services, and facilitate European communities, both residential and nonresidential, in becoming energy efficient. Services that become reality. Through cocreation process with the engage grid stakeholders, service providers and final consumers it is going to be establish the cross-sectoral arrangements and underlying service concepts.
SmartSPIN aims at developing a new business model to improve the energy efficiency and flexibility in commercial rented sector. The new business solutions are expected to benefit all parties involved and allow both owners and tenants to profit from the cost, energy efficiency improvements and flexibility services in a more transparent way. For a three-years-period, the project will demonstrate, test, validate and implement the smart energy solutions in three European pilot sites situated in Spain, Greece and Ireland.