April 11, 2018

"The Energy Performance Contract between ESCO and building owner usually contains guarantees for energy (cost) savings and regulates allocation of financial and technical risks for implementation and operation during the entire project duration of typically 5 to 5 years. Since there are various European model contracts and different approaches for EPC the EESI project defines not ONE European model contract but the main distinguishing features of Energy Performance Contracts and makes different proven model documents available. This paper on model Energy Performance Contracts provides the main principles of contracts and main articles / heading from available model contracts. For reasons of quality insurance, the EESI team has decided not to publish “full text” contracts. Due to differences in conditions in different countries, such full-text contracts would hardly be of use without advice from experienced project developers. However, sources for the available model contracts are described in the paper and interested users will be provided with the full versions of model documents.

Subject of the contract: ESCO agrees with its obligation to implement energy saving measures at the property of the Contracting Party (Municipality), to achieve the proposed energy and other costs savings, to enable to the Client pay the debts which relate to the measures implementation, to implement the measures in a way in which the building will perform its standard activities.
Needs Addressed
• insufficient information on training possibilities (art. 17)
• insufficient information on technical tools (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about financial tools (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about technical tools (art. 17)
• absence of other tools supporting energy efficiency measures development (art. 17)
• absence of support organisations in your territory addressing energy efficiency matters (art. 17)
• support organisations have unsufficient competency and knowledge (art. 17)
• lack of clear and easily accessible information on available energy service contracts and clauses (art. 18)
• there isn’t any support available to the public sector in taking up energy service offers, in particular for building refurbishment (art. 18)
• no access to model contracts for energy performance contracting (art. 18)
• lack of information on best practices for energy performance contracting, including, if available, cost- benefit analysis using a life-cycle approach (art. 18)
Validation/testing information
Ion dogeanu (ion.dogeanu@managenergy.ro)
Funding description
Project supported by Intelligent Energy Europe Programm