Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) is all about creating and capturing value for the community: from local people and businesses, through to the wider City of Birmingham. A new paper written by Chris Bouch, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, and his colleagues describes a method that will help TEP stakeholders identify the wide range of value that the Energy Park can generate.
The paper titled “Developing Alternative Business Models for Smart Infrastructure: A UK Case Study” looks at the development of business models for infrastructure with a focus on TEP. While each tenant of the Energy Park has their own business model, the paper explores how to create a business model for the Park as a whole. The paper outlines a process that identifies value generation opportunities for TEP that can be used to keep the Park at the forefront of the distributed, green energy revolution.
Chris believes that the value generation process will have an increasing role to play in TEP’s on-going development: “As pressures continue to increase on energy companies to provide a more flexible and holistic offering, a process such as this that can assist systematically with the regular refreshing of business models will become increasingly important”.
To download a copy of this paper please visit: https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/full/10.1680/jsmic.18.00003