Representing the core of our strategic orientation, the energy efficiency is one of “the resources” available in abundance all over the world – the fastest and the cheapest way to solve energy security problems, as well as economic and environmental challenges. The EU objectives regarding the energy efficiency target 20% increase by 2020 (directive 2012/27/UE). At the level of France, the final energy consumption is previewed to be decreased for 20% by 2030 (compared to 2012).
Our goal is to contribute to sustainable development by implementing energy saving measures in various sectors. For example, as part of the EU policies to improve energy efficiency around the world, we are currently engaged on a project to reduce the energy consumption of an administrative building in Ivory Coast. We are as well active in the industrial sector in India where, by providing expertise, we support companies to reduce their energy bills and carbon footprints.
One of the issues regarding this subject is that of consumers. Indeed, an infrastructure improvement is not sufficient without a real awareness of a society regarding the benefits of energy sobriety.
Energy efficiency and renewable energies, in our view, should be tackled together in order to drive effective public policies. This is why we have been involved in a project regarding financial instruments in this domain across metropolitan municipalities in Turkey.
The European Union aims to increase the share of renewable energy in the European energy mix up to 20% (Directive 2012/27/EU), while France aims more specifically to achieve 32% of energy consumption in 2030 provided by renewable sources (22 July 2015, the Energy Transition for Green Growth Law).
Our goal is to contribute to a world powered by renewable energies, but also to transmit and disseminate French know-how in countries being in need for skills within this field.
Energy management is the set of processes necessary for the continuous improvement of the energy performance of an organization.
We provide expertise in setting up or monitoring energy management systems at the operational level in all types of organizations, as well as on the strategic level to support public policies in this area. That is to say, we are familiar with international standards such as ISO 50 001. In addition, we integrate the associated skills and mechanisms such as the Flash’diag, the Energy Metering Plan and the Energy Savings Certificates (ESC), Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), etc.
Financial and regulatory instruments
We master the entire range of public policies, from the regulatory design adjusted to the local context to the implementation of projects by creating financial instruments and specific technical and methodological tools. We have participated in the implementation of public policies aimed at creating a regulatory framework for carrying out energy audits. For instance, within the framework of the INOGATE Programme in Ukraine we provided strategic consulting to the Ukrainian government aiming to introduce mandatory energy audits in public enterprises to be privatized.
The instruments accompanying energy efficiency policies that we cover are as follows:
- Regulation adaptation and conception with respect to the local context while integrating into existing institutional frameworks
- Creation of specific financial instruments to support the effort of the public and private sectors and users
- Introduction of innovative fiscal measures and financial incentives considering different aspects (economic, technical, social, cultural, geographical, etc.)
These regulatory and financial advices are never predefined mechanisms but ones based on our experience over the years locally since we are convinced that, in order to be relevant, each public policy must be adapted to the context in which it is implemented and must be based on the reality within a country, taking into account not only the technical and financial aspects, but also economic, social-cultural, geographical, etc.
The communication that is to be implemented in the framework of public policies must not be neglected. It is often a cross-cutting element inherent in all institutional projects.
This communication consists of several steps:
- Target identification
- Strategy design and communication plan drafting
- Implementation of the actions provided
- Conception of communication and awareness tools (including technical ones)
The communication also concerns the institutional communication required in many projects and different public policies financed by national or international organizations. These sponsoring institutions require regular reporting as well as valorization of the actions carried out. EXENCI has acquired over the course of its missions a certain know-how, necessary for these actions.