ESI Europe – a H2020 Project
In February 2018, the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) Switzerland, the Italian Federation for Energy Efficiency (FIRE), Business Council for Sustainable Development Portugal (BCSD Portugal) and EnergyLab (Spain), launched a three-year project aimed at scaling up investments in energy efficiency. United Nations Environment Finance Initiative is also supporting the project.
The Energy Savings Insurance (ESI) Europe project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme in the call for innovative financing scheme (EE-23-2017).
The project involves rolling out the ESI model in Italy, Portugal and Spain, and developing an ESI Europe Toolkit and video to enable the broader uptake of the model in other European countries.
The first task of the ESI model implementation is conducting a market assessment with the main objective of gaining a deep understanding of the local market for energy efficiency; and to begin engaging all relevant stakeholders, including businesses, technology providers, local financial institutions and associations in Italy, Portugal and Spain.
As a result of the market assessment, priority sectors with attractive energy efficiency business opportunities are identified for the initial ESI Europe project marketing and communication efforts. Priority technologies, key actors, and existing energy efficiency initiatives and financing options identified at the market assessment stage enable the development of the ESI elements and adaptation of the model to the local market.
The ESI Europe programme includes supporting activities, such as communication, promotion and marketing activities, capacity building for key market stakeholders, and support to build initial pipelines of energy efficiency projects that make use of the ESI model in Italy, Portugal and Spain.
The expected impacts include:
to have trained and increased capacity of 1,665 stakeholders after lifetime of the project.
to have mobilised between €978.6m and €1,711m private investment in EE projects within six years of project start.
to generate corresponding primary energy savings of between 1,582 and 2,766 GWh/year after six years of project start.
The project also involves dissemination efforts to promote the model more broadly across Europe, and the development of long lasting training tools. As part of the project, an ESI Europe toolkit and short video will be developed to enable the roll out of the model in other interested countries and sectors.
D2.4 / D12 Insurance policy Italy
D3.4 / D17 Insurance policy Portugal
D4.4 / D22 Insurance policy Spain
Validation and verification procedures
D2.5 / D13 Validation and verification procedures and forms per defined technology (adapted for Italy): D13_Technical Validation Process Italy
D3.5 / D18 Validation and verification procedures and forms per defined technology (adapted for Portugal): D18_Technical Validation Process Portugal
D4.5 / D23 Validation and verification procedures and forms per defined technology (adapted for Spain): D23_Technical Validation Process Spain
ESI Europe branding, creative concept and logos
D8.2 / D31 ESI Europe branding, creative concept and logos: D31_Logo and creative concept
ESI Europe website
D8.3 / D32 ESI Europe website: D32_ESI Europe website
Marketing (and communication) material for Italy, Portugal, Spain
D8.4 / D33 Marketing (and communication) material for Italy, Portugal, Spain
MIS and MIS protocols and tools
D8.5 / D34 MIS and MIS protocols and tools: D34_MIS Manual
Capacity building workshops and webinars
D8.7 / D36 Summary report from capacity building workshops with TPs: D36_Summary of workshops for TPs
D8.8 / D37 Summary report from capacity building webinars with TPs: D37_Summary of webinars for TPs
D8.9 / D38 Summary report from business workshops with SME sectors: D38_Summary of workshops for SMEs
D8.10 / D39 Summary report from business workshops with FIs: D39_Summary of workshops for FIs
ESI Europe toolkit
D9.1 / D40 ESI Europe toolkit: D40_ESI Europe Toolkit
ESI Europe short video
D9.2 / D41 ESI Europe short video
D9.4 / D43 ESI Europe press release and social media promotion package
D9.5 / D44 Report on dissemination activities through existing channels: D44_Dissemination through existing channels
D9.6 / D45 Report on dissemination activities through conferences: D45_Dissemination through conferences
D9.7 / D46 ESI Europe stories through EU channels: D46_Dissemination through EU channels
D9.8 / D47 Summary reports from ESI Europe webinar series for SMEs, FIs and TPs across Europe: D47_Summary dissemination webinars