Energy performance contracting

Improve your know-how on Energy Performance Contracting by accessing the various training materials, handbooks, tools, model contracts or tender documents developed under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme and other initiatives.

Energy Performance Contracting is identified at the EU level as a key instrument to finance and implement ambitious energy efficiency investments. However, its roll out faces numerous barriers including a lack of understanding and information, distrust in suppliers, high transaction costs, inadequate accounting and procurement rules, different procedures in each country and problems accessing financing.

Since 2004, the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme has co-financed a certain number of projects that have been active in supporting the development of the Energy Performance Contracting market in Europe.

All the main outputs from these projects are now accessible on the Intelligent Energy Europe website. Also included are related resources from other sources.

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What is Energy Performance Contracting?

According to the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU ), ‘energy performance contracting’ means a contractual arrangement between the beneficiary and the provider of an energy efficiency improvement measure, verified and monitored during the whole term of the contract, where investments (work, supply or service) in that measure are paid for in relation to a contractually agreed level of energy efficiency improvement or other agreed energy performance criterion, such as financial savings.

Energy Performance Contracting Campaign (EPCC)

The Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission with the European Investment Bank's PPP expertise centre (EPEC), ManagEnergy Initiative and the Covenant of Mayors has launched an EU-Energy Performance Contracting Campaign  that to support Member States and market actors with rolling out of functioning energy services market.

Last update: 21/01/2014 | Top