Business clusters Integrated Sustainable Energy PackageS (BISEPS)


Because of their scale, business clusters like business parks can easily integrate midsize sustainable energy (like e.g. heat exchange, wind energy, biomass, combined heat & power, smart grids or large scale solar), and thus offer great potential to reduce greenhouse gasses. Companies of business parks can gain mutual benefits to share investments because of their potential energy complementarity (e.g. for heat production/consumption). However they still do not adopt enough sustainable energy because it's too complex for them in terms of time, knowledge and costs.

The purpose of the BISEPS project is to convince clusters of businesses to actually make more use of sustainable energy and to create synergies on energy level between businesses with the eye to reduce greenhouse gasses. The BISEPS project combines available knowledge on the renewable energy demand and supply side about barriers, drivers and solutions and will:

  1. help to eliminate existing barriers (local and international);
  2. reorganise the supply side on a business cluster level by integrating and tuning available low carbon technologies and surrounding services (financial, organizational, legal,...) into integrated energy packages;
  3. develop a generic BISEPS-model tool to determine the optimal low carbon technology solutions for business clusters, without needing to conduct time consuming and expensive feasibility studies.

The BISEPS project is open to different target groups:

  1. demand side: companies, SME's located in business clusters, real estate owners (end-users of energy);
  2. supply side: energy providers, grid operators, companies providing energy services (ESCO);
  3. policy makers: local authorities, business cluster developers and managers, regional development agencies.


Further information

This project is funded by the European Interreg 2 Seas Programme and is cofinanced by the European Fund for Regional Development under grant agreement No 2S01-067 for the period May 2016 – April 2020.

More information is available on the BISEPS project website