Our investments & commitments

Project financing ” WE INVEST FOR YOU “

Energy efficiency operations require substantial investment to be made, and are known to be very capital-intensive.

Deploying a strategy for financing an energy transition is essential to bring about the implementation of solutions. A recognised expert in this field, Aponergy was also consulted in the National Assembly in June 2016, alongside Schneider Electric, ADEME (Agency for the Environment and Energy Management) and the union of electrical engineering companies, to participate, among others things, in the adaptation of the regulatory framework in this area.

In day-to-day business, Aponergy brings its financial clout and that of its partners in order to free up its clients from commitments which they may see as a risk in an area that is not part of their core business.

With Aponergy, our clients make savings and help combat global warming by being a player in a changing environment.

The Energy Performance Contract (EPC)

“Article 5 of the programming act on the implementation of the ‘Grenelle de l’Environnement’ (Act No. 2009-967 of 3 August 2009), known as “Grenelle 1″, assigns a target to public buildings to reduce their energy consumption by 2020. This is an obligation for the State and a recommendation to local authorities”. (Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea)

The energy performance contract (EPC) is a regulated contract of European law (Directive 2012 / 27 EU) resulting from the ‘Grenelle I / II de l’environnement’. This legal and financial instrument was initially created to allow authorities to finance their redevelopment work and thus reach the ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets (CO2) assigned to them.

The EPC is in fact the first contract that combines both the possibility of recourse to a third party funder as a new resource, while requiring a commitment to results.

Aponergy has chosen to deliver its service provision through an EPC to remove the main barrier for its clients to decision making: “the cost”.

We are indeed convinced that the EPC is to date the best contract, as it allows large energy consumers to cut their costs without taking risks.

Our competitive advantages

  • Our competitive advantages

  • No cash advance

  • Shift of risk to the service provider

  • Immediate cash gain (EPC fee is less than the gain realised on energy bill)

  • Energy management delegated to a professional who constantly brings the time, expertise, and technological and regulatory monitoring

  • Benefit of subsidies such as Energy Saving Certificates that directly benefit the client (the EPC is consistent with receipt of the ESC by the end user)

  • Opportunity to become full owner of the facilities at the end of the contract

Regulatory framework

A set of laws resulting from the framework laws of the Grenelle de l’environnement I et II, and the recent Energy Transition Act impose constraints on energy professionals, and co-owned property:

  • NOME Act (New Organisation of the Energy Market). The NOME Act, which came into force on 1st July 2011, scheduled the liberalisation of the energy market. Since 31 December 2015, regulated tariffs for electricity and gas have come to an end for businesses (former yellow tariffs and green tariffs). The pricing of energy, as well as the type of supply contract, is now left entirely up to suppliers. This makes changes in the price of energy variable over time and reinforces the value for professionals of controlling their consumption and therefore their operating costs.

  • DDADUE Act. The DDADUE Act has made energy audits in companies mandatory since December 2015. The energy audit is a report to assess the adequacy of implementing energy efficient solutions. Aponergy carries out an energy audit prior to the implementation of energy efficient operations.

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