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Energy Efficiency with Performance Guarantees in Private and Public Sector

Energy Efficiency with Performance Guarantees in Private and Public Sector

Objective

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a proven model for modernizing mostly public buildings by ESCOs with guaranteed energy and cost savings. Nevertheless, a broad roll-out of EPC is being prevented mainly because of two unresolved issues: the split incentives dilemma and the lack of adequately flexible contract models.
The guarantEE project will address prevailing barriers to EPC in a team of 14 experienced partners, covering large parts of Europe in a mix of advanced and emerging ESCO markets.
Based on a concise market analysis, guarantEE will develop innovative business and financing models addressing and overcoming the split incentives dilemma in performance based ESCO projects. This will be done by adequately sharing costs and benefits between user, building owner and ESCO (triple-win approach), thus opening up new project opportunities. Furthermore, EPC contract variants will be elaborated and tested, addressing the need for enhanced flexibility (e.g. exit clauses, simplified M&V, future energy market needs, storage). The target groups are public and – especially in advanced EPC markets – private sector clients.
The developed models will be applied in 33 pilot projects involving private and public building owners. The project will achieve 78 GWh PE and 18000 tCO2 savings per year and will trigger investments of >11 M€.
Particularly in emerging EPC markets, guarantEE will support market development by providing standards, an online EPC pre-check, good practice examples, EPC information and project facilitation for mainly municipal clients. Broad dissemination activities, including the European Energy Service Award, will maximise the project visibility.
The project will address or consult at least 1000 building owners and EPC facilitators and will inform at least 2000 energy sector stakeholders on EPC.
The guarantEE project will unlock additional EPC project opportunities, contribute to standardisation, and provide political advice and steps towards a common energy service market in Europe.
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Coordinator

BERLINER ENERGIEAGENTUR GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG

Address

Franzosische Strasse 23
10117 Berlin

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 286 837,41

Participants (13)

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GRAZER ENERGIEAGENTUR GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 126 117,50

NORSK ENOK OG ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 93 154,54

CITY OF DUBLIN ENERGY MANAGEMENT AGENCY LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 103 167,50

FACTOR 4 BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 132 775

INSTITUT CATALA D'ENERGIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 86 937,50

TUD BUSINESS CONSULTING SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 86 906,25

ENERGETICKE CENTRUM BRATISLAVA

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 61 968,75

PUBLIC INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 63 625

ENVIROS SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 96 170

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 74 582,50

MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 156 868,75

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 98 475

SEM ENERGIES POSIT'IF

France

EU Contribution

€ 118 972,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 696040

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 586 558,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 586 558,20

Coordinated by:

BERLINER ENERGIEAGENTUR GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG

Germany