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Energy Performance Contracting Plus

Objective

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is generally looked upon favourably, but its implementation can be complicated and lengthy. The reason lies mainly in the procurement law provisions and the long-term and complex contracts, which impede a real breakthrough in the spread of the EPC methodology. The other main barriers for the implementation of EPC in SMEs are:

• The transaction costs for procuring energy services are too high
• Investments and project sizes are too small
• It is difficult to obtain financing for such small projects
• High costs for guarantees, measurement and verification procedures

The ultimate goal of the EPC+ project is to reduce transaction costs of energy service packages drastically so that smaller investments and projects in SMEs become possible for companies offering energy services. This can only happen if both the technical solutions as well as the contractual issues of energy services are highly standardized. The energy services offered can be either partly or wholly financed with innovative financing solutions, or may be more service-oriented solutions with guaranteed energy performances.

The major outputs of the project include: (1) the development of commercial, standardized energy service packages for SMEs in each participant country. Each participant country will develop energy service packages that suit the specific and particular requirements of their country. These will include a standardized technical solution for a specific market sector, a model contract and, where possible, a financing solution. (2) the implementation of pilot projects for the EPC+ packages in each participant country (3) the set-up and management of clusters of companies (SPINS) in each participant countries. These clusters will offer energy services to the SME market, (4) the training of these clusters of companies in each participant country and (4) the development of an international e-market for energy service providers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 104 668,75

Participants (12)

ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT ASEW c/o VKU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 887,50
Address
Eupener Strasse 74
50933 Koln
Activity type
Other
FACTOR 4 BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 217 862,50
Address
Kruisstraat 127
2570 Duffel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRAZER ENERGIEAGENTUR GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 119 643,75
Address
Kaiserfeldgasse 13/1
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E7 ENERGIE MARKT ANALYSE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 118 426
Address
Walcherstrasse 11/43
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TIPPERARY ENERGY AGENCY LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 101 553,75
Address
Erasmus Smith House Church Street
E21 Cahir
Activity type
Other
ESCAN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 168 932,50
Address
Avenida Ferrol 14
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE SISTEMAS E ROBOTICA-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 98 315
Address
Polo Ii Vila Franca
3030 290 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
ESCO ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 110 022,50
Address
Via Pagano Mario 41
20145 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEVEN, THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY CENTER Z.U.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 83 818,75
Address
Americka 17
12000 Praha
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 81 918,75
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELESCO ENERGY SERVICES SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 67 595
Address
Vasileos Irakliou 22
10682 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHERNOMORSKI IZSLEDOVATELSKI ENERGIEN TSENTAR
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 90 370
Address
Ul Viktor Grigorovich 7 Et.2 Ap.3 Zh.k. Kriva Reka Rayon Krasno Selo
1606 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations