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Energy Performance Contracting Plus

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Project "EPC_PLUS" data sheet

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postcode: 19009

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 Coordinator Country Greece [EL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙486˙015 €
 EC max contribution 1˙486˙014 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3.7. (Market uptake of energy innovation - building on Intelligent Energy Europe)
 Code Call H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake
 Funding Scheme CSA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-03-01   to  2018-03-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    FACTOR 4 BVBA BE (DUFFEL) participant 217˙862.00
3    ESCAN SL ES (MADRID) participant 168˙932.00
4    ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT ASEW c/o VKU DE (KOLN) participant 122˙887.00
5    GRAZER ENERGIEAGENTUR GMBH AT (GRAZ) participant 119˙643.00
6    E7 ENERGIE MARKT ANALYSE AT (WIEN) participant 118˙426.00
7    ESCO ITALIA SRL IT (MILANO) participant 110˙022.00
8    TIPPERARY ENERGY AGENCY LIMITED IE (Cahir) participant 101˙553.00
9    INSTITUTO DE SISTEMAS E ROBOTICA-ASSOCIACAO PT (Coimbra) participant 98˙315.00
10    BLACK SEA ENERGY RESEARCH BG (SOFIA) participant 90˙370.00
11    SEVEN, THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY CENTER Z.U. CZ (PRAHA) participant 83˙818.00
12    INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 81˙918.00
13    HELESCO ENERGY SERVICES SA EL (ATHINA) participant 67˙595.00


 Project 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.


List of deliverables.
Minutes of international information exchange events, via teleconference or life case (20x) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:29
Adaptation and translation of modular contracts (public version) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:27
Minutes of final project meeting (+ other interim project meetings) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:25
Development of a “members’ area” for the documentation and monitoring of the pilots Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 10:58:23
Report and analysis of results of EU communication and dissemination campaign Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:34
Modular model contract (public version) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:23
Implementation of pilot projects Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-31 10:58:35
Press book Other 2019-05-31 10:58:29
Evaluation report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:28
Description of valuable information exchanges and/or joint developments realized via the EPC+-platform, 1-2 A4 per case (10x) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:23
Report on the training courses Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:21
Online availability of materials Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 10:58:33
Documentation from national seminars Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:28
Presentations about the project outcomes Other 2019-05-31 10:58:31
Business plan continuation international EPC+platform Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:30
Final progress report (+ other interim progress reports) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:25
Electronic Newsletters Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 10:58:22
Report on recruitment phase of the clients for the pilot projects Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:24
Final Brochure Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:29
Documentation of 2 Final European Conferences Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:26
Interim status report of the establishing of SPINs Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:41
Project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 19:04:32
Organizational tools for the SPIN Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:41
Guidebook for EPC+-platform Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:30
Minutes of 2nd workshop of SPIN-partners Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:33
Description of the established SPIN\'s as good-practice examples for further dissemination Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:33
Standardized Financing Contract Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:31
Training materials in other languages Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:32
European Toolbox: Description of standardized energy-efficiency-measures + measure-interaction-matrix Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:34
Minutes of 1st workshop of SPIN-partners Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:28
Analysis of opportunities, barriers and requirements of a SPIN Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:35
Business case description Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:30
Guidelines for communication and dissemination Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:32
Training material in English Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:34
National toolbox: customized/adapted toolbox for each SPIN Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:32
Organizational tools for the EPC+platform Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:31
Needs analysis survey and report on survey response Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:30
Guidebook for organizational tools Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:40
Project leaflet Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:35
Final status report of the establishing of SPINs Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:48
Analysis of opportunities, barriers and requirements of the EPC+platform Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:30
Minutes of kick-off meeting Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:33
First progress report. Documents, reports 2019-05-30 19:04:36

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of EPC_PLUS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Aristotelis Botzios-Valaskakis, Stefan Amann, Erik van Agtmaal, Johan Coolen, Reinhard Ungerboeck
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING PLUS (EPC+) SME Partnerships for Innovative Energy Services through Standardisation
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2016 G. Kamaras
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