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1 PRIME Pr ivate I nvestments M ove E copower Dr. Dag Schulze, Climate Alliance - European Secretariat June 2007

2 Table of contents Project overview Definition of PRIME projects Participatory approach Examples of existing PRIME-like projects Problems identified PRIME Tools Recommendations for the PRIME approach Project partners

3 Project overview Overview of existing PRIME-like projects Preparation of PRIME Tools Testing of the PRIME Tools Pilot cities starting projects Development of an Action Package

4 Definition of PRIME Projects: PRIME projects are local R ational U se of E nergy (RUE) and / or R enewable E nergy S ources (RES) projects for which private capital from citizens and local stakeholders has been mobilised for the investments via a participatory approach. Primary focus is on integrated RUE and RES investments in public buildings.

5 Participatory approach Direct involvement from citizens and local stakeholders in PRIME projects More than only financial participation Interest in a sustainable energy supply Responsibility for the living place  Citizens and local stakeholders as “joint venturers” for a local and sustainable energy supply

6 Citizens / Local Stakeholders ESCO Municipality as Building Owner Investments Contract Energy Service COmpany Legal scheme:

7 Examples of existing PRIME-like projects

8 Solar & Save Projects (5 projects in Germany) Willibrord Grammar School, Emmerich Aggertal Grammar School, Engelskirchen RUE +R E SRUE +R E S

9 Biomass district heating station Location: Greußenheim (Village in Germany) Heating of nine public buildings: town hall, church, parsonage, parish asylum, kindergarten, unmanned station, building yard, school and community center Combustible: wood chips from the local forest R E SR E S

10 Problems identified All existing PRIME-like projects are located in the German- speaking area. Most of the existing PRIME-like projects include a “photovoltaic component”. Participatory approaches in the energy sector and even Energy Performance Contracting are not well known in the whole EU. The conditions for renewable energy sources, the awareness of climate change and the income situation of the people differ over a wide range in the member states of the EU.

11 PRIME Tools Tool 1: Three Step Approach and Guide, Decision Tree, Quick&Easy Economic Tool Tool 2: Spreadsheets for Cost Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis, Documentation of the PRIME Project Tool 3: Model Concepts and Contracts Tool 4: Motivation Tool

12 Recommendations for the PRIME approach (1) High consumption is recommended (big buildings) High saving potential is needed Increasing awareness of administration Public pressure via media to find political support Press articles / media support Support from various associations, like for instance teachers associations

13 Recommendations for the PRIME approach (2) Increasing awareness of citizens for ethic investment Create trust for collecting citizens money Well-known institutions backing up money collection Best practices and positive examples have positive effects

14 Project partners Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung, Germany Bond Beter Leefmilieu - Vlaanderen, Belgium Alleanza per il Clima Italia onlus, Italy Energieberatung Prenzlauer Berg, Germany Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect, Bulgaria EPTA, Greece Graz, Amt für Umweltschutz, Austria Klimabündnis Österreich, Austria Mestna občina Maribor, Slovenia Provincia di Bologna, Italy Slovenski E-Forum, Društvo za energetsko ekonomiko in ekologijo, Slovenia SWS Group, Ireland Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany


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