Motivation & Impact
The services will deliver 60% preparation and operational costs reductions, ensuring 99,95% uptime, 20-35% CAPEX reduction, and up to 40% additional incomes. The results are 5-10% local energy price reduction (below €0,18kWh) in systems covering all vectors, with 10³ – 10⁴ participants. The approach creates 2 fte jobs in each CES, whilst for partners remote services could reach 10% the system turnover, in what is a high growth market. In standardizing simulation and assessment tools in close collaboration with local stakeholders (30 LoS), the BRIDGE initiative and lenders (industry-lead Investor Confidence Protocols), CREATORS significantly advances commercial readiness (CRI3).
The applications will be developed in 4 sites (Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Estonia), and replicated in another 6 (the Netherlands, Bulgaria, France, Spain). The pilots mix vectors, participants and business models, covering in total >2000 households, >500SMEs and >5 industrial sites. Ten more prospective CES will be supported in feasibility studies through a competitive process, which also aims to prepare for commercial market entry.
Role of R2M
R2M will be in charge of leading WP7, maximising the impact of CREATORS and ensuring a high market uptake of the CREATORS service package. R2M will also facilitate the integration of the CES-as-service package and with the input of i.LECO, Typhoon HIL, Bax & Company, EnergyPro and Cordeel Group NV, R2M will develop a comprehensive business plan.
R2M main role will be in the WP7, where the dissemination and exploitation tasks will be done. R2M will carry out a mapping of key stakeholders’ groups to identify target audiences for CREATORS. R2M will be in charge of coordinate communication activities with the help of the other partners. Additionally, R2M supported by Bax & Company, Tartu Regional Energy Agency, i.LECO, Cordeel Group NV, PBCN and Jožef Stefan Institute, will facilitate a regulatory framework analysis which will include some proposals for regulatory or policy changes, both at local level as well as European scale.