SEAF bridges the gap between contractors and investors in Sustainable Energy Assets (SEA) through the development of a holistic IT Platform. The SEAF Platform enables independent project valuation, insurance and design standardisation. This in turn empowers SMEs and other companies to receive financing and implement SEA technology. Expected results include positive feedback on SEAF by at least 80% of stakeholders during the demonstration process, €100 million of investments in SEA from the SME sector, and primary energy savings of 18-45 GWh/a over the course of the project duration. To meet these ambitious aims, the project includes:
A diverse and innovative team with complementary expertise. Together, the raw expertise and enthusiasm of the SEAF team fulfills this first step, including a financial fund with considerable expertise in SEA project development and finance, a University team with extensive experience in software development, a University team with expertise in Energy Engineering, an Italian Energy Service Company (ESCO), an expert in engineering, construction, and renewable energy insurance from the UK, and the leading European expert for the Investor Confidence Project in Europe.
Strong emphasis on developing a wide stakeholder network to fine-tune the software tool, including contractors and investors from across the ten targeted Member States (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK). Coupled with existing data and best practices used by the consortium, the SEAF IT Platform will be streamlined throughout the project duration using stakeholder feedback, through consistent stakeholder exchange. This exchange will take various forms, including webinars, live demonstrations, workshops, and face to face meetings, which allow stakeholders to test and provide feedback on the platform. Pooled together, this data will be instrumental in refining the tool to make it as relevant and user-friendly as possible. Learn more about how to join our stakeholder network here.
An ambitious outreach and dissemination plan. Developing a great tool is not enough if no one uses it. That is why SEAF puts a strong emphasis on outreach and will seek to educate and expand its stakeholder network to new players in the EU market throughout the project duration.