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Updated: 01 Sep 2021 10:10am
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The New Energy Business Model Service identifies and analyses innovative business models in the energy sector – taking evidence from the market to inform corporate strategy. ​

This Digest recaps on our recent publications and key industry trends from across the European new energy space. 

Updated: 21 Oct 2021 9:09am
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Since early 2020, Europe has witnessed a step-change in EV adoption. Delta-EE's EV team has returned to its forecast model to explore how this has shifted. This whitepaper presents the Delta-EE forecast for EV adoption in 2030 and discusses the drivers for this scenario.

Learn more about our EV charging research here.

Updated: 21 Oct 2021 9:09am
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Obtaining electricity network connections for new housing developments is often constrained by the current regulatory investment methodology as well as by technical and other factors.  

This is being exacerbated by increasing electrical demands arising from the electrification of heat and mobility to meet decarbonisation targets. 

This can result in sub-optimal investment decisions focused primarily on short-term compliance workarounds, rather than lifetime performance on either environmental or economic grounds.  

Today, in order to justify any network investment which is to be included within a DNO’s regulatory asset base (RAB) there must be a demonstrable immediate need for network capacity. This means that, even if there is a clear future need for, say, an investment in a particular area adjacent to a site already under construction, unless an application is imminent, it is not permissible for the DNO to make anticipatory investments. This often results in sub-optimal network design (which is developed piecemeal rather than strategically) and results in long delays for new or upgraded connections. 

Such delays may result in a project representing too high an investment risk for a potential developer and will at least result in increased costs being passed on from the DNO to the developer. It may even result in certain sites which might otherwise represent good investment opportunities becoming unviable to the commercial loss of the developer, but also to the detriment of communities which need additional homes, or to the environment if potential renewable generation cannot be connected economically. 

Potential solutions in this area have been discussed over many years.  However, the increasing urgency to both stimulate economic growth in the wake of the global pandemic and to develop sufficient numbers of low carbon homes have added a new imperative to the debate. 

A number of actions are required including the development of implementable solutions to the specific regulatory, technical, economic and other obstacles. This paper explores these challenges and makes a number of recommendations. 

Updated: 21 Oct 2021 10:10am
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Le marché des bornes de recharge va-t-il exploser ?

Oui, très certainement.

A la vitesse anticipée par le gouvernement ?

Non, l’infrastructure française à trop de retard pour les objectifs de 100 000 bornes de recharges publiques d’ici la fin 2021

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EV Charging Service
Updated: 22 Oct 2021 9:09am
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This report explores the landscape for back office software in public EV charging. It considers:

  • The role of back office software across public charging players
  • The varied use cases for back offices across different client groups
  • Technical considerations when building a software strategy
  • Commercial considerations when building a software strategy
  • The competitor landscape across Europe
New Energy Business Model Service
Updated: 20 Oct 2021 1:13pm
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Traditional funding sources, such as bank debt and bond issuance, will be inadequate to support the BTM energy transition. They are inherently risk-averse whereas many BTM propositions are very risky. Consequently, along with government support, the BTM transition will need both legacy and innovative finance solutions. The new funding models offer more than just ways to obtain project finance. Used properly, they could also help energy players secure access to winning products and grow new markets. ​

This report explores the potential and limits of different finance solutions for Behind The Meter propositions – including bank debt and bonds, government subsidies, energy technology investment trusts, energy company venture capital funds, venture capital, SPACs and crowd funding. 

Gas Heating Service
Updated: 18 Oct 2021 1:13pm
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In this report we define what “hydrogen-ready” boilers are. The report determines how ready the technology is by assessing the different areas of development that need to be in place before launch and identifying the key challenges for their roll-out. We also identify the markets that present the biggest opportunity for this technology. The focus is specifically on the key downstream, end-use elements – the products and the pipes within homes – rather than the whole value chain for hydrogen that would include production and supply as well. 

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Updated: 14 Oct 2021 11:11am
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New Energy Business Model Service
Updated: 08 Oct 2021 11:11am
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This database highlights an extensive list of innovative new energy business models that we have selected through our research. Inclusion is based on inventiveness, sophistication or novel application.

New Energy Business Model Service
Updated: 05 Oct 2021 4:16pm
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Distribution Network Service
Updated: 04 Oct 2021 2:14pm
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This report analyses the current status of flexibility platforms for DSOs in Europe, segmenting active platforms and comparing them, while also giving a view on the future trends for the development of this particular market.

Distribution Network Service
Updated: 04 Oct 2021 10:10am
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This viewpoint explores the approaches to implement Energy Communities in Europe and how they might challenge and offer new opportunities to the DSOs. It also provides case studies focusing on the network charges within those different approaches.

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