The energy industry faces radical transformations: The way energy services are generated, delivered and traded is changing completely. New and flexible business models that are built around customer’s needs and the peculiarities of new technologies are required. A large potential for it has been identified in the built environment. The competence center power economy supports the transition towards a higher share of renewable energy in buildings and districts through acknowledged expertise in technologies, customer needs, stakeholder management, and with regulatory and financial boundaries.
By applying a wide range of different methods, the competence center Power Economy tests hypotheses concerning potential customer needs and decision-making processes. This allows for a thorough understanding of the actual requirements and preferences and supports the design and the validation of the value proposition, which is a key feature of any business model. In addition to this, the competence center Power Economy develops and applies methodologies, such as scoping workshops, design-thinking based innovation processes, expert interviews, or customer surveys, to engage stakeholders.
Scouting and Assessment of new Technologies
Comprehensive knowledge about the latest developments in the energy markets and technological evolutions and revolutions enable the competence center Power Economy to assess new business concepts. This makes the competence center Power Economy an ideal partner to support the development and the realisation of new products and services.
Decentralised Multi Energy Systems
In collaboration with engineering specialists, the competence center Power Economy evaluates the profitability as well as the achievable CO2 savings of multi-energy-systems. During the implementation, the competence center Power Economy supports the transition towards carbon neutral and plus energy districts and regions with the establishment and the management of cooperative processes involving multiple stakeholders.