|How to facilitate the cohesion of energy efficiency and demand response markets? Projects Magazine tries to answer that question in the article on both HOLISDER and NOVICE projects published online. This article publication accompanied the last edition of the paper version of magazine, distributed in hard copies during Sustainable Places 2019 Conference, recently held in Cagliari, Italy.|
Two European projects, NOVICE and HOLISDER are both testing innovative models to increase the impact of flexible energy services by addressing the relationship between ESCOs, demand response aggregators and end-users but in slightly different ways – one in the building renovation sector and the other in the deployment of end-user technologies for consumer empowerment. This kind of specific coherence between the projects resulted in an article which presents both EU research & development initiatives as a topic of one common analysis.
The HOLISDER project, in comparison with more business-model-oriented NOVICE, has been introduced in the article as taking a technical and more consumer-centric approach, in the context of Living Labs and four pilot site demonstrations. The project aims to pull together intermediaries and third parties for defining new business models in energy efficiency and DR optimisation. By acting on behalf of the consumer, third parties can give them more empowerment in energy market transactions across Europe.
More details on this interesting comparison of both projects can be found here: THE ARTICLE
The pdf copy of the article is available in our LIBRARY/ARTICLE section.