Under the headline “ESCOs and EnPCs – Key energy efficiency tools to deliver Fit for 55”, the webinar highlighted the key benefits of Energy Performance Contracts (EnPCs) in the energy transition and their key role to achieve the EU’s climate objectives and support the Fit for 55 package. Also, the challenges and opportunities for increasing the uptake of these highly effective tools.
EFIEES successfully organised the event together with the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) and the European Association of Energy Service Companies (eu.ESCO) under the extended programme of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW2021). It fostered an active discussion between policymakers, institutions and stakeholders engaged in shaping EU policies under the Fit for 55 package and had participants from national authorities, EU institutions, energy service companies, manufacturers, industry associations, NGOs, and academics.
SPEAKERS AND AGENDA:
- Arianna Vitali Roscini, Secretary General at the Coalition for Energy Savings, introduced and moderated the webinar.
- Veronika Jiříčková, Energy Efficiency Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Energy (European Commission), set the scene on EnPCs in Europe and EU legislation.
- Christian Spengler, Vice President Finance, Energy & Performance Services at Siemens (member of eu.esco), introduced best practices of EnPCs and the pooling of public tenders.
- Pascal Guillaume, President EFIEES, explained how to optimise the energy management of buildings and the untapped potential of EnPCs.
- Jessica Glicker, Project Manager at BPIE, expressed her views on how actively managed buildings can help scale EnPCs to reach Fit for 55.