EPC – Energy Performance Contracting

EPC (Energy Performance Contracting) is a modern method of cooperation between customers and suppliers on the provision of energy services with guaranteed results.
 

The EPC method provides the implementation of austerity measures in the energy economy, including securing funding through the repayment of investments achieved and guaranteed by the supplier, i.e. devoid of investment by the customer, owner and operator of the property.

 

The advantages of the EPC method for the customer:

  • Reductions in the cost of energy facility operation and maintenance.
  • No need for investment, the customer can use their own capital for other purposes.
  • Increase in the value of the property without equity.
  • Modernisation of facilities and optimisation of operations contributing to the improvement of the working environment.
  • No risk in the event of failure to achieve the contractually guaranteed savings.

The supplier contractually guarantees the level of energy savings. Investment and associated costs of energy efficiency measures are gradually repaid during the duration of the contract from the achieved operational savings in energy costs.

  

Who is the EPC contract suitable for?

The EPC model is particularly suitable for projects pertaining to the reconstruction and modernisation of existing buildings and technologies in the public as well as private sector. In order to properly set the parameters of the reconstruction and plan the future economic effect of the project, it is necessary to know the history of the use of energy equipment and baseline energy consumption.

Public sector:

  • contributory organisations, health and educational facilities, social care institutions, homes for the elderly, office buildings, sports and cultural facilities
 

Private sector:

  • production (industry, commercial),
  • non-production (commercial buildings, office buildings, cultural facilities).

References

  • Reconstruction of thermo-technical equipment and buildings, Malacky

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