Triple-A: Enhancing at an Early Stage the Investment Value Chain of Energy Efficiency Projects is an EU-funded research project under the Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to assist financial institutionsincrease their deployment of capital in energy efficiency, making investments more transparent.
The transition to a forward-looking climate neutral economy, announced in the European Green Deal, demands an action plan where public and private sector investments are channeled towards climate-friendly technologies and business models.
To support this transition, Triple-A, together with 6 H2020 projects – SENSEI, LAUNCH, AmBIENCe, NOVICE, QUEST and U-CERT - have drafted recommendationsin a letter to policy makers, based on all projects’ findings and objectives, investigating ways to enable the massadoption of energy efficiency measures and smart technologies supporting the uptake of more renewable energy sources.
This is being done through the development of tools and methodologies that include enablingESCOs to develop demand response functionalities, improving and standardizing measurement and verification methods, de-risking and attractingprivate investments, creating new business models and expanding markets, as well as transformingenergy efficiency and demand response into energy resources for TSOs and DSOs.
The policy recommendations are gathered under 4 generic themes:
electricity market reform,
technical streamlining and
energy performance certification.
They are derived through an in-depth understanding of the social, technical, economic, and environmental dimensions of the energy transition, as viewed from the academic, business and policy perspectives of the contributing projects, all funded by the Horizon 2020 programme.
The workshop was organised within the framework of Sustainable Places 2020 conference and presented innovative solutions, developed by the aforementioned H2020 research projects, aiming to make energy efficiency investments more attractive for the financial sector.
On the 29th of September 2020, the Triple-Apartner National Trust Ecofund (NTEF) hosted a digital working meeting among key local stakeholders. The goal of the meeting was to introduce the innovative assessment model for energy efficiency projects to the stakeholders.
Among the participants were representatives of three Bulgarian ministries, of the Agency for sustainable energy development, several specialised funds in Bulgaria, as well as project owner or project developer organisations.