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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Net EU contribution
€ 104 668,75
Address
Marathonos 19th Km
19009 Pikermi
Greece

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT ASEW c/o VKU
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 122 887,50
Address
Eupener Strasse 74
50933 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FACTOR 4 BVBA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 217 862,50
Address
Kruisstraat 127
2570 Duffel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Mechelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GRAZER ENERGIEAGENTUR GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 119 643,75
Address
Kaiserfeldgasse 13/1
8010 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
E7 ENERGIE MARKT ANALYSE GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 118 426,00
Address
Walcherstrasse 11/43
1020 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
TIPPERARY ENERGY AGENCY LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 101 553,75
Address
Erasmus Smith House Church Street
E21 Cahir

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ESCAN SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 168 932,50
Address
Avenida Ferrol 14
28029 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO DE SISTEMAS E ROBOTICA-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 83 066,25
Address
Polo Ii Vila Franca Edf Departemento Eng Electrotecnica E Computadores
3030-290 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 15 248,75
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ESCO ITALIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 110 022,50
Address
Via Pagano Mario 41
20145 Milano

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SEVEN, THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY CENTER Z.U.
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 83 818,75
Address
Americka 17
12000 Praha

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 81 918,75
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELESCO ENERGY SERVICES SA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 67 595,00
Address
Vasileos Irakliou 22
10682 Athina

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHERNOMORSKI IZSLEDOVATELSKI ENERGIEN TSENTAR
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 90 370,00
Address
Ul Viktor Grigorovich 7 Et.2 Ap.3 Zh.k. Kriva Reka Rayon Krasno Selo
1606 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00