Work Package 1 of MAS²TERING (Led by R2M Solution):

WP1 Objectives:

WP1 is a deliberate and project long thrust bringing smart grid stakeholders closer together through workshops, knowledge, and best practice exchanges while concurrently assessing the challenges and barriers from a business perspective that need to be addressed from a business perspective to ensure a wide uptake of the technological components developed in the project. This WP is critical to the project success, since the added value of MAS²TERING is both in the technological innovation and in the business fitness for purpose of the components brought to the field stakeholders. More specifically, WP1 intends to:

  • Plan and execute four thematic workshops that bring together smart grid stakeholders, to present them project’s achievements and objectives, and to collect their feedback. These workshops will particularly involve the members of the project’s Value-Driven Advisory Group.

  • Assess current business models, barriers, challenges to combined energy / telecom smart grid solutions, withsome emphasis on the Cost-Benefit-Analysis of the proposed solutions,

  • Provide an in-depth analysis of the MAS²TERING business cases and,

  • Define the positioning (and related high-level functional requirements) of the MAS²TERING technological components in the smart grid value chain WP1 will receive as input consortium partners’ expertise, knowledge from the advisory board and invited workshop participants, and feedback from project technological development and execution of the use cases (WP2-6). WP1 will provide as output, business cases and high-level functional requirements for technological components design (WP2), and guidelines for dissemination and implementation of exploitation tasks in WP7.

WP1 Results:

  • D1.1: “Workshop 1, Business Convergence I – Telecom/Grid Operator/Utility” – Published January 2015 (Month 5 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link:mas2tering_deliverable_1-1_workshop-1-business-convergence-i-telecom-grid-operator-utility

    • This deliverable summarizes the key findings and lessons learned from the first of four scientific workshops organized under the MAS²TERING project (GA 619682), namely “Business Convergence – Telecom/Grid Operator/Utility.” The workshop was held at Telecom Italia in Venice on 17 Oct, 2014, and was hosted by Telecom Italia, ZigBee Alliance, and Energy@Home Association in the framework of “Smart Homes Day 2014.” The workshop aimed at assessing the current business strategies adopted by Telecom and Energy industrial stakeholders and to propose new joint services and business models for a fruitful and mutually beneficial collaboration. This MAS²TERING Workshop Proceedings (D1.1) document gives a broad scope overview of the first public project event and outlines the insights and activities conducted, while providing the full keynote presentations and collateral in the ANNEXES. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D1.2: “Workshop 2, Smart Grid Technologies and Use Cases I” – Published October 2015 (Month 14 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_1-2_workshop-2-smart-grid-technologies-and-use-cases-i-of-ii

    • This deliverable summarizes the conduct, key findings, and practical lessons learned from the second of four scientific workshops organized under the MAS²TERING project (GA 619682), and the first of a 2-part event series entitled “Smart Grid Technologies and Use Cases.” The workshop was held at ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez) in Brussels, Belgium on 11 September 2015, and was the catalyst for fruitful discussions between smart grid stakeholders and thought-leaders alike. The workshop aimed at presenting the year one MAS²TERING results to high-level stakeholders with the aim of attaining feedback / validation of the technologies, approach and use cases under development. To realize this, the workshop agenda featured MAS²TERING technologies and a panel discussion in the morning followed by the MAS²TERING use cases and a panel discussion in the afternoon. The workshop objectives were achieved with positive results and the workshop was a success. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.2 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D1.3: “Workshop 3, Business Convergence II” – Published October 2016 (Month 26 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_d1-3_v1-0_final

    • This deliverable summarizes the conduct and key findings from the third of four scientific workshops organized under the MAS²TERING project, and the second of a 2-part event series entitled “Business Convergence: Grid Operators, Telecoms & Utilities.” The workshop was held in conjunction with Sustainable Places 2016 in Anglet, France, an event that continues to attract thought leaders and research projects in the sustainable buildings and smart grid thematic areas. This year’s 3-day edition was hosted by Nobatek and gathered over 150 researchers presenting across 10 session tracks, 15 thematic workshops and 4 local area pilot site visits. The MAS²TERING business convergence workshop aimed at presenting, discussing and attaining feedback related to the ongoing business model work in MAS²TERING with focus on business strategies and collaboration opportunities amongst stakeholders in the low voltage grid. To do this, MAS²TERING business model work was presented, 3 invited speakers representing smart grid stakeholders presented their activities in the field and then a panel discussion followed. Thematic issues and conclusions from the presentations and discussions are provided herein. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.3 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE] OR [READ MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP’S CONCLUSIONS AND GUEST SPEAKERS OF THE 3rd MAS²TERING WORKSHOP HERE]

  • D1.5: “Business strategies and collaboration opportunities” – Published August 2016 (Month 24 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_1-5_business-strategies-and-collaboration-opportunities

    • The Local Flexibility Market is presented as a multi-sided platform where the Local Flexibility Aggregator is positioned as the ‘match-maker’ between energy actors who need flexibility for efficiencies and Prosumers who have engaged in demand response initiatives. The multi-sided business model provides opportunities for numerous stakeholders to exploit through potential business strategies and collaboration opportunities that evolve with transitional phases of the market’s maturity. How the MAS²TERING products can facilitate and penetrate this new market is presented and a business rationale and linkage is made for the project use cases. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.5 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D1.6: “Use cases and business models vision I” – Published October 2015 (Month 14 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_1-6_use-cases-and-business-models-vision-i-of-ii-high-level-requirements-use-cases-and-business-orientations

    • D1.6 Use Cases and Business Models Vision I is a base document that aligns the project concept, approach, technical solutions and the business context. A project vision and storyline are established which guide optimization strategies, technical development and business model development. The scope of MAS²TERING is described using the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) as a reference framework for market design, actor interactions and common flexibility services between the actors. How MAS²TERING fits into grid operational regimes and market processes is described with a user story from the DSO perspective. The approach to business model development is detailed and 19 business model opportunities are identified in various clusters. These business models are then mapped into the project use cases. From a combination of the approach, technical solutions and business model opportunities, the report finishes with the elicitation of high level requirements and a first market analysis to assess the feasibility of the proposed solutions in the targeted markets of Belgium, France, Italy, the UK and Ireland. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.6 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

WP1 leadership:

To learn more about R2M Solution (the WP1 leader) please click here