Services for Energy Service Companies
Working with energy service companies (ESCOs) is an effective mechanism for implementing energy and CO2 reduction projects. ESCOs facilitate energy savings without the need for experience or technical expertise at the level of the sub-project/client. With this in mind, the Green for Growth Fund supports ESCOs in developing and implementing energy savings projects.
GGF provides financing arrangements to ESCOs for projects which aim to achieve a minimum of 20% energy or CO2 savings. Eligible measures are energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, energy performance contracting projects ("EPC") or energy supplying contracting projects ("ESC").
The GGF adheres to a broad definition of an ESCO and can finance projects that include a wide array of possible investment schemes. We strongly believe in the ESCO concept, because ESCOs have strong developmental impact as a private sector instrument to deliver energy savings and offer a win-win solution to end-users and project developers. ESCO projects can entail many different commercial arrangements. Often a specialized company, the ESCO conceptualizes, implements, finances and/or takes temporary ownership of energy measures, which subsequently allows its clients (manufacturers, service providers, companies or municipalities) to achieve energy savings.
What can GGF offer?
- GGF can assist in developing ESCO projects and structuring them by providing technical assistance funds.
- GGF can provide financial solutions for ESCO projects, in particular: debt, equity, or guarantees. Financing can be tailored to fit an ESCO's business model, matching the needs of energy performance or supply contracting, thereby giving ESCOs the tools needed to expand their product range. Local currency financing is also possible in several markets.
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