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1 Financing Energy Efficiency
Roman Doubrava Directorate-General for Energy C3 Energy Efficiency SFEI Event,

2 Finance: A particular momentum
New Multiannual Financial Framework ( ) Cohesion funding to allocate some € 17 billion to energy efficiency and renewable energy (doubling current allocations) Horizon 2020: € 6.5 billion is to be allocated to research and innovation in "Secure, clean and efficient energy" Likely to include an IEE-type follow-up programme

3 Finance: A particular momentum
Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) New Regulatory Frameworks provide an opportunity to develop the EPC market Article 3 – required renovation of 3% of central government buildings Article 7 – energy efficiency obligations 1.5% target to be met Article 8 - obliges large companies to carry out mandatory energy audits Article 19 – removal of barrier to energy efficiency in accounting rules Article 20 – Maximising the benefits of multiple financing schemes More Stable legislative framework: renewed efforts from MS & investment predictability for investors

4 Finance: A particular momentum
EU funding should provide opportunity to attract & leverage funds from private investors However, the big bulk of EE/RES investments should come from private sector, with EU and national funding to complement; Using market mechanisms to avoid crowding out investors and increase leverage; Grant to address primarilly market failures, innovative technologies and beyond cost-effective EE projects (deep renovation)

5 Cohesion Policy Package Negotiations
EU General Regulation, ERDF, CF, ESF regulations under discussions between EP-council In parallel, EC to start bilateral discussions on country partnership contract to define each MS's priorities (further implemented through OPs)  DG ENER providing input on country status regarding EE/RES investments, implementation of EU legislation, financing schemes… & provide recommendations Country position papers will be sent to MS

6 What are the barriers to investment?
Regulatory framework & market barriers: Procurement rules, public deficit accounting Split incentives Low level of awareness & capacity Access to Financing High perceived risk -unclear market valuation Unadapted financing products High upfront financing High transaction costs Grant dependency

Cohesion policy funds ( ): 5,1 billion € for energy efficiency Intelligent Energy Europe Programme – IEE II ( ): 735 million € for ‘soft’ energy efficiency/ renewables projects ELENA Facility and MLEI under the IEE II: 97 million € for technical assistance to mobilise investments European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEE-F): 265 million € for investments into mature, bankable efficiency/renewables projects

8 What is the ‘investment’ need?
Energy savings potential across sectors requires investment of around 850 billion € ( ) Around 85 billion € per year Buildings take the lion’s share of around 60 billion € per year

9 Best Practices examples Refurbishment of social housing (FR)
Investments of € 320 M of ERDF in whole country Average support by ERDF = € 2,886 per dwelling (14% of total needs) Impacts: generated over € 1 billion in investment in energy performance in social housing in FR helped to create and maintain 15,000 local jobs & potentially 31,000 with measures in the pipeline 50,000 households with modest incomes supported to fight energy poverty (heating costs reduced on average by 40%)

10 Kredex Revolving Fund in Estonia
Switch from grants to a revolving fund KredEx (Credit and Export Guarantee Fund of the State) supports this Why revolving fund? Opportunity for re-usage of the funds Funds stay in state Loan is needed for reconstruction anyway Easier to administer, lower administrative costs End-beneficiary is used to take loan Innovative scheme, help from kfW Started 06/2009 March 2010: 70 contracts with multi-apartment buildings, total 5,1 mn € (average €, 2035 apartments, saving 33%)

11 The EPC Opportunity Source: International performance, measurement and verification protocol, EVO, 2010

12 Guarantee for payments
The EPC Opportunity Customer Provision of loan Investor (Bank) Repayment of loan Financing by Bank Guarantee for savings Payments for services Guarantee for payments ESCO Source: European Energy Service Initiative

13 DG ENER Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Campaign
To highlight awareness of EPC at national, regional and local levels To hold a series of practical workshops to, increase knowledge, build confidence and share experience Three pillars working to complement each other: EPEC, ManagEnergy and Covenant of Mayors

14 EPC Campaign Structure
National EPEC Regional ManagEnergy Local Covenant of Mayors – series of national events planned Targeting key policymakers at national level Focus on implementation of EPC frameworks, use of cohesion policy funds, and practical examples of EPC benefits – 42 events planned Aimed at regional authorities and energy agencies Focus on forthcoming changes to regulatory framework and potential replication of EPC projects Webinar events Capacity building events for local stakeholders Focus on barriers encountered, solutions, and practical ways to roll-out more EPC projects locally

15 What can you do? You can assist in facilitating the development of the energy services market, by understanding the financial and regulatory frameworks necessary to overcome barriers to EPC Identify stakeholders in your MS, including possible speakers Highlight best practice examples for dissemination Facilitate and present at workshops

16 Thank you very much! For further information on the EPC Campaign please consult our website:

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