Cross Sectoral

Albertville France

Intracting

Annuals savings: 8 tCO2, 73MWh Energy

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Intracting - revolving fund for energy savings measures


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Objectives:

The municipality uses its historical energy savings (in terms of consumption) to invest in an internal and revolving fund, named “intracting fund”. Its financial direction and technical services decided in common agreement to use this fund to finance some selected saving measures. The conditions to use it, expected benefits, and revolving conditions are described in an internal contract. This fund is officially part of the city’s budget. We developed a specific monitoring system.


TECHNICAL & FINANCIAL DETAILS

Financing scheme:

Intracting

Source of financing:

Own funds, from previous energy savings if possible

Phase:

Implementation



KEY SUCCESS FACTORS (REPLICATION POTENTIAL)

The energy and financial services proved in common the importance of our energy expenditures and their always higher amounts.

The fund has been initially funded by our previous energy savings, it was a key success factor to convince our elected representatives (rationale and continuous improvement process).

The limited amount of the fund for its 1st year of implementation allowed us to overcome the financial obstacles.

We choose a really flexible approach to increase the amount of the fund, to elect immediate measures, to apply calculation formula of the expected benefits.

We paid attention to the simplicity of the device to be as convincing as possible.

Straight communication and approach between financial and technical services