In the inteGRIDy Horizon 2020 project, several methods and solutions were explored to optimise the operation of the electricity grid with distributed electricity production and storage. Among other outputs, the project has developed a business modelling tool with the aim to develop business model options for innovative energy solutions, evaluate their market suitability and replicability in other EU countries, and support the refinement of business ideas into business plans.
The web-based tool is publicly available but requires the creation of an account to access it. In the tool, the user can create different projects and choose to get step-by-step guidance for creating a new energy venture from scratch. There is also the possibility to only focus on the business model development or generating a pitch deck for the project. The guide provides templates and tools to support the user in completing the different steps.