Common Challenge

Current situation

The Buyers Group is faced with building having individual constraints for adaptation, provision of supply and storage, optimisation of operation and integration of solutions across technologies. Integration of the optimal selection of cutting-edge RE technologies requires a level of expertise most owners and their planners cannot be expected to acquire. The relevant sector is extremely fragmented, where more than 95% of manufacturers and professionals operate as SMEs, and most in siloed national or local markets. Investors have a natural preference for low-risk solutions and an aversion to complexity.

The common challenge

The common challenge of the procuRE PCP is the design, development and testing of a public building portfolio renewable energy package or procuRE Package which enables public bodies to make rapid decisions on turnkey delivery of cost-effective advanced RE retrofitting of an extensive stock of public buildings. Suppliers will test and validate their procuRE Package in the demonstrator buildings provided by the PCP procurers. The packages are to remain applicable to the widest possible range of public buildings in and around Europe.

Expected R&D efforts (non-exhaustive list):

The detailed specification of the common challenge is topic of Open Market Consultations (OMC) and further developed by the Buyers Group. Suppliers and other municipalities (i.e. future procurers) are invited to join the join OMC events, fill a questionnaire and discuss in the Forum.