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 Business Models in a World Characterised by Distributed Generation.
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BUSMOD Mission statement

Distributed Generation (DG) is emerging as a promising electricity generating technology for a number of reasons. Three independent trends are currently laying the groundwork for the possible widespread adoption of DG:

  • Utility industry restructuring.

  • The political will to increase the use of RES (Renewable Energy Sources).

  • And technology advancements.

DG strategically applies relatively small generating units (typically less than 20 MWe) at, or near, consumer sites to  meet specific customer needs, to support economic operation of the existing power distribution grid, or both. The convergence of competition in the electric industry with the arrival of environmental friendly microturbines, fuel cells, photovoltaics, small wind turbines and other advanced distributed power technologies, has sparked strong interest in distributed power, particularly in on-site generation. Reliability of service and power quality are enhanced by proximity to the customer, and efficiency is improved in on-site CHP applications by using the heat from power generation.

Distributed generation complements central power by providing a relatively low capital cost response to incremental increases in power demand, by avoiding transmission & distribution capacity upgrades, by locating power where it is most needed and by having the flexibility to put power back into the grid at user sites. On the other hand, there are social needs for cheaper, less polluting, safer and more reliable and sustainable energy for all stakeholders: consumers, suppliers, generators and policy makers. The distributed generation, including RES integration, is a promising solution to solve those needs.

This process will be achieved through the setting up of a  “European Network for Integration of RES +DG ” - ENIRDGnet, involving main stakeholders. This network proposal has been the consequence of the merging of several initiatives (networks and accompanying measures) around the same topic in order to increase the European added value of the proposal in terms of complementarity, transnationality and critical mass.

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Partners

The consortium is constituted by 7 participants from 5 different countries. The consortium covers a range of stakeholders able to deal with the technologies and for dissemination an exploitation purposes.

The consortium is led by Distributed Energy department of  IBERDROLA REDES (Spain), and consist of LABEIN (Spain), the Free University of Amsterdam also referred to as VUA (The Netherlands),  the Netherlands Energy Research Foundation also referred to as ECN (The Netherlands), the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology also referred to as UMIST (United Kingdom), SINTEF Energy Research (Norway), and EnerSearch (Sweden).

The following table summarises the main roles of each partner in the BUSMOD project:

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 IBERDROLA REDES, S.A.

www.iberdrola.es

Isabel la Católica, 12
46004 - Valencia
SPAIN

Business Activity
Global utility for electricity, gas and water


Country
Spain

 
Company Role in the project
Co-ordinator
WP6 Leader
Participates in WPs 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6
Authorised Person
Mr. Ignacio García Bosch
    igarciab@iberdrola.es
    34-96-388 52 23
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 LABEIN

www.labein.es

Parque Tecnológico, Edificio 101
48170 - Zamudio
SPAIN 

Business Activity
Research Organisation for RES+DG


Country
Spain

Company Role in the project
WP5 Leader
Participates in all WPs
Authorised Person
Mr. Iñaki Laresgoiti
   lares@labein.es
   34-94-4892400
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 The Free University of Amsterdam - VUA

www.vu.nl

De Boelelaan, 1081a (Room U331)
1081HV - Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS

Business Activity
University on RES+DG


Country
The Netherlands

Company Role in the project
WP3 Leader
Participates in WPs 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Authorised Person
Prof. Hans Akkermans
   HansAkkermans@few.vu.nl
   31-20-4447718
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 Energy research Center of the Netherlands - ECN

www.ecn.nl

P.O.Box 1
Westerduinweg, 3
1755 ZG - Petten
THE NETHERLANDS

Business Activity
Research Organisation for RES+DG


Country
The Netherlands

Company Role in the project
WP4 Leader
Participates in WPs 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6
Authorised Person
Dr. Rene G. Kamphuis
   kamphuis@ecn.nl
   31-22-4564544
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 University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

www.umist.ac.uk

P.O.Box 88
Sackville street
M60 1QD - Manchester
ENGLAND - UK

Business Activity
University on RES + DG


Country
United Kingdom

Company Role in the project
WP1 Leader
Participates in all WPs
Authorised Person
Dr. Goran Strbac
   Goran.Strbac@umist.ac.uk
   44-161-2003063
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 SINTEF Energy Research

www.energy.sintef.no

Sem Saelendsvei, 11
N-7465 - Trondheim
NORWAY

Business Activity
Research Organisation for RES+DG


Country
Norway

Company Role in the project
WP2 Leader
Participates in all WPs
Authorised Person
Mr. Andrei Morch
   Andrei.Z.Morch@energy.sintef.no
   47-73-597200
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 EnerSearch, AB

www.enersearch.se

Carl Gustafs vag, 1
205 09 - Malmo
SWEDEN

Business Activity
Private enterprise


Country
Sweden

Company Role in the project
Participates in WPs 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6
Authorised Person
Adj. Prof. Hans Ottosson 
   hans.ottosson@enersearch.se
   46-40-255825

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Project summary

The primary objective
The primary objective of the project is to advocate the concept of distributed generation (DG) + Renewable Energy Sources (RES) integration and committed to the advance of its use in Europe by:

  • Making stakeholders aware of the  increasing efficiency and sustainability of RES+DG new technologies when compared with conventional central generation stations.

  •  Removing technical, business practice, regulatory, and cost related interconnection barriers to the grids.

  •  New electricity grids acceptance of intermittent RES+DG without risk in quality and safety.

This process will be achieved through the setting up of a “European Network for Integration of RES+DG  ” - ENIRDGnet, involving  main stakeholders.

The proposal addresses
The proposal addresses "Target Action I. Integration of RES and distributed generation in energy supply systems: Integration as well as the priorities of strategic importance to the EU".

Work packages
To achieve the objectives the work plan along 3 years duration, will be divided into work packages and tasks.

WP 0.     Network management, dissemination and exploitation.
WP 1.     Concept & opportunities of DG: The driving of European forces and trends.
WP 2.     Review the international state of the art. Mapping of European Centres of Excellence and suppliers.
WP 3.     RTD (Research, Technological Development) strategy Benchmarking of National and European programmes & projects.
WP 4.     Practices for Standardization & Testing and Certification procedures.
WP 5.     Socio-economic research: Commercial practices and business terms.
WP 6.     Communication, Information + e-trading.
WP 7.     Institutional policy, regulatory framework and further RTD needs.

Outputs

  • Study on DG concept & opportunities: The driving of European forces and trends.

  • Technical Assessment of DG-Technologies and Tendencies of technical developments.

  • Mapping out the RTD excellence in the EU and Data base of suppliers.

  • Case studies on European interconnection barriers to the grid (50).

  • Guide and Action Plan for reducing interconnection barriers at European level.

  • European interconnection requirements draft for DG.

  • Partners’ DG RTD projects&networks. Co-ordination and monitoring reports.

  • Recommended practices for Standardization and Testing & Certification procedures and commercial practices and business terms.

  •  Communication interface case studies (8) and Electricity cost model (on computer).

  •  Action plan towards standardized communication interfaces.

  •  Guidelines for improved DG+RES related information access.

  •  Evaluated Interviews with energy trading stakeholders.

  •  Guide for improved role of DG+RES in energy trading.

  •  Recommendations for Institutional policy and regulatory framework  and for further RTD needs.

  •  Conferences, Seminars...

Innovation

  • The setting up of the “European network for Integration of RES +DG” (ENIRDGnet).

  • Integration of multidisciplinary and multisectorial activities involving the principal European stakeholders in RES+DG and addressing complex societal driven issues.

  • Concentration in finding solutions to strategic problems: remove technical, business practice, regulatory, and cost related interconnection barriers at European level.

  • Clustering for co-ordination and monitoring of RES+DG related projects&networks of the ENIRDGnet members and Exploiting the potential of new ICTs in Energy.

European added value and contribution to EU policies
The consortium is constituted by 37 participants from 15 countries. “A core Group“ of 14 principal partners from 10 European countries and “Group of members” of 23 partners. The consortium covers a range of stakeholders able to deal with the technologies and for dissemination an exploitation purposes. The project contributes to the European added value in terms of:

  •  High potential for deployment and demonstration in combination with National and Regional actions.

  •  Transnationality and complementary skills and critical mass on technical, commercial and financial matters.

  •  Possibilities for international co-operation with USA and Developing Countries.

  •  Addressing the priorities of strategic importance to the EU such as Exploiting the potential of new ICTs in energy RTD including e-science issues- Socio-economic research related to energy technologies and their impact and. Prenormative research of interest at EU level.

The project contributes to the following EU policies

  • EU energy related policies such as Green House Gas (GHG) emission reductions and Rational Use of Energy.

  • EU industrial policy and to an economic sustainable development.

  • Increasing social cohesion and improving regional economy.

  • EU External Policy of the European Union promoting sustainable development in Eastern European Countries and in future members of the EU.

  • EC communications and Council resolution to the implementation of ERA.


Contribution to the environment and other Community social objectives
The promotion of a broader integration of DG energies into the grid systems will have a very positive impact in the preservation of the environment and natural resources, since they are non or quasi non contaminant energy sources. Contributes to quality of life, health and safety, by reducing the emissions and by avoiding more risky conventional technologies for the creation of energy. The  development of new markets of energy production using distributed resources will have a considerable  impact on employment.

Economic development and S/T prospects
The emerging RES+DG market is in its early phases and there is a wide field for technology advancements in DG technologies and for removing technical and non technical barriers. On the other hand, the need of electric generation increasing capacity makes an important market for RES+DG integration. A dissemination plan will be carried out for all outputs of the project:

  • Web site: public access to project outputs, Intra-network communication and partner meetings.

  • Missions to Eastern member states.

  • International conferences and National workshops.

An exploitation plan will be developed through general partner, steering and working group meetings. The exploitation plan will be available for the mid-term review meeting with the EC. Potential exploitation avenues: Industrial partner product, service and market development, and RTD project development. Formation of Virtual institute on RES+DG and ENIRDG net’s business plan for future activities.

 Publications
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2007

Jaap Gordijn and Hans Akkermans. Business Models for Distributed Energy Resources In a Liberalized Market Environment. In The Electric Power Systems Research Journal, Vol. 77(9):1178-1188, Elsevier, 2007. PDF Abstract
Preprint available. doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2006.08.008 .
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2006

Jaap Gordijn and Hans Akkermans. Early Requirements Determination for Networked Value Constellations: A Business Ontology Approach. Technical report, Vrije Universiteit, 2006. PDF Abstract
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 Files and links
A brochure about the results and case studies of the BUSMOD project. 04/17/07
6.87 MB
A brochure from the EC-EESD on projects on renewable energy (5th framework) 09/10/06
2.63 MB
D 4.1 Case study Distributed Balancing Services 09/10/06
5.76 MB
D 5.1 Distributed Generation Business Modelling 09/10/06
4.48 MB
D 4.3 Distributed Generation Model Case Study Consumers and Suppliers Alliance 09/10/06
3.96 MB
D 4.4 Energy Services Case Study 09/10/06
2.02 MB
D 3.1 Distributed Generation Business Modelling 09/10/06
2.64 MB
D 2.1: Arising Scenarios on Distributed Generation Business 09/10/06
695.47 KB
D 1.1 Analysis of Business Modelling Methodologies for Distributed Generation Businesses 09/10/06
551 KB
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