SPEEDIER is a highly innovative one-stop-shop solution that applies an integrated approach to energy management, providing information, advice, capacity building, energy auditing, financing, implementation of energy efficiency solutions and monitoring of impacts.
SPEEDIER delivers a self-financing outsourced energy management service with much benefit to SMEs, enabling them to implement energy conservation measures and also obtain access to the energy services market. The service will be available via energy consultants, auditors and experts and will facilitate the uptake of energy audits, and the subsequent implementation of energy efficiency measures in SMEs.
The service also streamlines for SMEs the process of identifying and implementing energy saving measures by outsourcing all time-consuming energy management activities that require technical expertise.
The iterative cycle of implementing energy conservation measures, determining the savings against an agreed baseline, ring fencing those savings and reinvesting them into additional measures is the core innovative principle of the SPEEDIER Service that can be applied to both SMEs and large enterprises.
To facilitate the uptake of energy audits and implementation of the resulting energy conservation measures in SMEs in each of the 4 pilot regions by offering a programme of outsourced energy management.
To demonstrate the effectiveness of the self-financing mechanism as a means of driving investment in energy conservation measures among SMEs and large enterprises.
To enhance the energy culture of SMEs through a series of engagement awareness and capacity building activities leading to SMEs that are fully aware of the multiple benefits of energy auditing.
To demonstrate the SPEEDIER Service as an innovative & effective tool that can be used by member states to enhance the delivery of Article 8 of the EED in SMEs and large enterprises.
To increase the skills of the key market stakeholders that will enable the long-term delivery of the SPEEDIER Service beyond the end of the project.
The project will develop and test the SPEEDIER Service in a number of iterative steps in the quest to create a fully functioning and self-sustaining service that can be rolled out across the EU, starting in the piloted countries.
In the first step, a review of existing programmes, schemes, incentives, projects, tools and lessons learnt will set the starting point for the SPEEDIER Service (WP2). The initial service will be defined to merge successful elements of previous projects whilst finding ways to overcome the challenges they faced (WP4). This initial service definition and staff engagement training will be implemented by the partners, who will implement the SPEEDIER Service in the first round of pilots in each of the pilot regions (WP5).
Based on feedback received during and after the initial round of pilots, the service, the training, the energy auditing tool and the mobile app will be further refined in WP4, being before re-testing in a second round of pilots (WP5) in each pilot region. A further evaluation will capture any additional learning points and these will be used to fine tune the service before developing the final best practice guides and service definitions that will establish the ongoing service.
A similar iterative approach will be taken to the development of training for SPEEDIER Experts and SPEEDIER Trainers. After the first round of SPEEDIER Expert training delivered in WP6, potential experts who attended the session will be invited to shadow the consortium as they deliver the first round of pilots.
WP1 Project Management
WP2 Literature review and needs analysis
WP3 Needs and Opportunities for SMEs
WP4 Development of content for SPEEDIER training materials
WP5 Implementation of SPEEDIER service in SMEs and large enterprises in 4 pilot regions
WP6 Training of SPEEDIER Experts and future Trainers on SPEEDIER guidelines
WP7 Replicating SPEEDIER in other Member States
WP8 Communication, dissemination and exploitation activities
WP9 Quality assurance
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