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Energy Performance Contracts
Annual saving of CO2 emissions: 18 tons
Gas station "Pink": New lighting for the pump station, restaurant and shop
Refurbishment of the whole lighting system (indoor and outdoor lighting) to LED technology and a new lighting control system.
Energy efficiency improvement measures often require significant upfront investments. EPC works best where technologies with short payback times are available.
The regional government of Upper Austria started it first programme for EPC market development in 1998.
Two fold approach:
- financial support for contracting projects
- facilitation service by the regional energy agency (ESV)
Facilitation service in Upper Austria:
-Focus on delivering information and specific support to EPC clients, (potential) ESCOs and other financing bodies
-Working closely helps to increase know-how and trust in the EPC model
-More than 200 contracting projects supported
-Areas: street lighting, EPC in buildings and industry, renewable heat contracting
-More than 30 ESCOs offer service in the region
EPC project: Gas station
In total, 133 luminaires were exchanged resulting in a reduction of the installed electric capacity from 18 to 5.6 kW. The annual electricity consumption was reduced by 25 %, resulting in significant cost savings.
-62,500 Euro (total investment)
-60,200 Euro (financed by the EPC project)
EPC contract duration: 10 years
TECHNICAL & FINANCIAL DETAILS
Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) - ESCO
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS (REPLICATION POTENTIAL)
A strategic approach in reaching out to all target groups and stakeholders and providing them with concrete and situation-specific information is needed in early phases of the EPC market development. “Explain, explain, explain” is the motto to be followed.
Good practice examples relevant for the specific context (such as this one) are very helpful.