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BISEPS

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Business Clusters Integrated Sustainable Energy PackageS

Priority Axis

Low Carbon Technologies

Specific objective

Low Carbon Technologies

Lead partner

Intercommunale Leiedal

Date de début

01/05/2016

Date de fin

30/04/2021

Project budget

3 480 467

ERDF amount

2 088 280

ERDF rate

60%

    À propos

    Common challenge

    The scale of business clusters (such as business parks) fits spatially and energetically very well with mid-size sustainable energy solutions, such as heat exchanges, wind energy, biomass, combined heat & power, smart grids or other large scale solar energy solutions. However, whilst these clusters offer great potential for greenhouse gas reduction, businesses sometimes do not adopt sustainable energy solutions due to the complexity involved.

    The challenge for BISEPS project was to enhance market uptake of midscale sustainable energy technologies by clusters of businesses and create synergies within business clusters. Existing barriers to implement available solutions (including technical, but also financial & organizational) needed to be overcome. This would result in fewer carbon emissions and a greener & more competitive 2 Seas area.

    Main Achievements

    The hypothesis of BISEPS was proven to be spot-on: there is an enormous untapped sustainable energy potential with business parks. Being one of the first projects to put a spotlight on this theme, project partners were recognised as frontrunners and innovators by peers and policy makers.

    The project showed that SMEs are eager to join the process, leading to a massive number of business cases, much more than was initially expected. Tens of millions of Euros could be invested, but there is a huge step-up to implementation. SMEs tend to look for an easy, risk-free solution that can be swiftly implemented as energy is not their core business.   

    The BISEPS partnership showed creativity and inventiveness to come up with solutions. To make it easier for SMEs, technical, legal and organisational solutions were explored. This included: making business cases for direct lines, participation in national test programmes on collective self-consumption, nudging via peer pressure, creating a concept for a Central Energy Management Company and create a Green Deal with key stakeholders. 

    Testimonial

    The hypothesis of BISEPS was proven to be spot-on: there is an enormous untapped sustainable energy potential on business parks. Being one of the first projects putting the spotlight on this theme, the BISEPS-partners got recognized as frontrunners and innovators by peers and policy makers.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij West-Vlaanderen

    West-Vlaamse Intercommunale

    Métropole Européenne de Lille

    Gemeente Breda

    West Sussex County Council

    Universiteit Gent

    CD2E - Centre de développement des éco-entreprises

    Outputs

    Output title
    Type
    Target
    URL / Download
    31/12/2018

    BISEPS

    Thème: Low carbon technologiesEnergy

    A set of pilot business cases in 5 living labs for investments in sustainable energy technologies

    Type: Feasibility study
    Target: Business support centres and agencies