Energy Contracts: The Basics

Energy contracting means paying for improved energy performance, achieved through energy savings and/or energy supply. Here we explain the different types of contracts, routes to project development, sources of finance, support and guidance for projects in public and commercial sectors.

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SEAI has the necessary toolkits and tailored supports to help you deliver energy efficient projects. To find out how we can assist you please contact us at energycontracting@seai.ie
 
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Project Development Overview

 

Developing and delivering an energy efficiency/supply investment project essentially consists of 5 stages. The first three stages cover project preparation, while the remaining two stages address procurement and implementation. This represents a best practice approach to scoping, evaluating a project, and for determining the best contracting route - be it energy contracting or not - and ensures that the best financial basis is established, while delivering value for money for the public sector and others.
 
Support, Guidance and DocumentationNational Energy Services FrameworkProject Assistance Grants
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The ESCO Market in IrelandFinance your project through the Fund and other sourcesExamples and case studies of successful projects (coming soon)
 
 
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