Capacity Building for Energy Performance Contracting in European Union
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is an important tool to disseminate energy efficiency measures. This study focuses on the main barriers and success factors for EPC market in order to build capacity in this subject. A pilot study of questionnaire took part among the local authorities of four countries within the European Union; Croatia, Denmark, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The results of this pilot study were combined with the results of a literature research to identify common disadvantages and key points of the market. Afterwards, the most important actions to be taken on national and international level in European Union were discussed. According to this study, the supportive legal framework for the energy efficiency measures, access to financial resources, reliable energy consumption data and trust in Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) were remarked as the essential factors for increasing the capacity of the EPC.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 28 p.
Energy performance contracting, EPC, Capacity building, Capacity development, Energy efficiency, Energy Service Company, ESCO, Energy policy
Engineering and Technology Energy Systems Energy Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129096OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-129096DiVA: diva2:650653
Subject / course
Engineering and Management
Master of Science - Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy
Arias, Jaime, Research Engineer
ProjectsIntelligent Energy Europe, ManagEnergy