A SPIN (SME Partnerships for Innovative Energy Services) is an organised cluster of independent companies, mainly SME’s, that jointly supply energy efficiency services and that have a structured long-term collaboration with commonly agreed objectives.

The EPC plus project supports the (1) the creation of  SPINs (e.g. market analysis, decision support model to chose between different type of SPIN organisations), (2) the practical establishment of one or more SPINs  per participating partners (e.g. SPIN contracts) and (3) tools to enable SPINs to offer competitive Energy Performance Contract services.