One of the objectives of STRATEGO is to support local authorities in taking action. They should be able to help their national authorities in preparing and developing the national heating and cooling plans (NHCPs), to support the integration of heating and cooling plans into spatial policy and urban planning at local level and the development of local and regional projects that are in line with these NHCPs.
Therefore, one of the tasks of the STRATEGO partners was to develop sound business models for each project identified and proposed for implementation to local authorities. In the initial phase, the business canvas developed by Osterwalder & Pigneur framed the discussions on business models that took place in the process of coaching local authorities.
In total 36 business models have been developed for the 43 identified projects. The number of models is smaller than the number of cases since some business models are identical for multiple projects. Proposed business models are very diverse and can be found under the projects’ description.