Pay-for-performance to drive energy efficiency in Europe

September 2019 - February 2023

SENSEI enabled energy efficiency to be rewarded as an energy resource and a new grid service while turning the energy efficiency retrofit project’s value into an investable asset for private financing.

SENSEI combined pay-for-performance (P4P) arrangements with the Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) model and engaged in negotiation games with preliminary stakeholders. This offers the possibility for stakeholders to shape the SENSEI business models according to their needs.

In making buildings more energy-efficient and attractive for third-party investors, SENSEI is fostering the business community to contribute to the EU climate goals while avoiding the construction of new power plants and reducing grid infrastructure costs.

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Featured publications

May 31, 2023
Energy efficiency financing Energy efficiency in industry and SMEs Energy efficiency business models Energy savings obligation, monitoring and verification

The SENSEI Project Final Report | Advancements and lessons learned from the first Horizon 2020 project to support the introduction of energy efficiency Pay-for-Performance programmes in Europe

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Feb 22, 2022
Energy efficiency business models Energy efficiency financing Efficient and resilient energy system

Experience and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency: new findings from H2020 SENSEI

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Jan 15, 2022
Energy savings obligation, monitoring and verification Energy efficiency business models

Pioneering a performance-based future for energy efficiency: Lessons learnt from a comparative review analysis of pay-for-performance programmes

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Sep 06, 2021
Efficient and resilient energy system Energy efficiency business models Energy efficiency financing

Policy developments in EU and strategies for P4P business models

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Financing tool

A next generation energy efficiency meter named eensight was created by SENSEI. The eensight tool is base...

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