The first SABINA national based workshop for SMEs “New business model for innovative companies in the energy sector” took place on 9th November 2017 in Horsens, Denmark. The electricity grids of Member States across the EU are struggling with capacity problems caused by intermittent generation. SABINA is a Horizon 2020 project that targets thermal inertia to achieve energy flexibility in buildings, helping to reach the EU’s long-term objectives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The uniqueness of the SABINA solution lies also on the novelty of its business model that will address innovative companies in the energy sector to enhance the use of heat pumps and serve as heating suppliers, developing flexibility aggregators for energy trading and balancing services. During the event, it was discussed how the SABINA business model could be adapted to different countries to create new market opportunities for both current and new independent commercial aggregators. Opportunities and barriers for economic actors operating in the energy management sector, with specific emphasis on small and medium enterprises, were also investigated and discussed. Workshop agenda is available here. Workshop presentations are available here: SMS, INSERO, DEVELCO, VITANI.
The second SABINA national based workshop for SMEs will take place in 2018.