The BungEES project aims to develop an integrated package (a one-stop-shop package) of novel smart energy efficiency services (EES) integrating energy efficiency and distributed generation, demand-response, e-mobility, energy storage/hybrid energy systems. The concept further integrates different energy sectors (e.g., electricity with heating and cooling), and includes the development of innovative financing and rewarding solutions. In addition, the integration of non-energy benefits and non-energy services will be investigated. The focus will be on identifying market, regulatory and other barriers for integrated energy efficiency. Innovative legal, financial, and regulatory solutions to overcome these barriers and enablers of EES market will be recommended. Advanced analytics capabilities to better manage energy consumption in buildings and to allow the implementation of the energy services integrated into the smart EES package will be demonstrated to market actors and final consumers/prosumers. The goal is to allow the integration on various markets (balancing market, wholesale market, ancillary services, flexibility market), as well as to ensure performance improvements providing benefits on comfort, health, and safety aspects. The focus will be on methods to assign rewards and financial incentives to all market actors, e.g., energy services providers companies (ESPCs), aggregators, DSOs, energy cooperatives, obliged parties under the Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes implementing art 7 EED, including final consumers/prosumers.
Considering the differences in today’s conditions between EES markets and relevant regulatory environment in EU Member States, the evolution of smart EES will differ from one country to another. The project will analyze the regulatory conditions for unlocking the full potential of integrated energy efficiency services and whether any market organization measure would be necessary, considering both the EU-level and the respective national frameworks.
Within the framework of the BungEES project, Fraunhofer ISI is exploring various innovative and emerging energy service business models. Servitization and digitalization have already supported various innovative offerings. As a result, X-as-a-Service (XaaS) and connected energy services (CESs) are receiving attention from different consumer groups and service providers (Fig.1). To understand the current advancements in energy service business models, Fraunhofer ISI is conducting surveys and interviews with various actors.
In addition, Fraunhofer is actively playing a role in implementing new energy service concepts and service models for novel smart energy services, bundling multiple end-user energy services. Furthermore, a multiple energy service level management framework will be proposed to address the challenges in energy service bundling for end-consumers.
Fig 1: Disintegration of the value chain, (VP = Value proposition, NE = Network effect).