Bankable Energy Efficiency Projects (BEEP) - Experiences in Central and Eastern European Countries

Jan 2005

The brochure builds on the results and experiences of the EU-funded scheme “Bankable Energy Efficiency Projects (BEEP)”, which was implemented during the period from January 2003 through December 2004.
The BEEP scheme was designed to develop bankable investment projects for improving energy efficiency in various Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania). One energy efficiency project was selected in each participating CEE country, and was developed towards financial closure. The projects thus had to meet the standards of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), or of other well-known financial institutions.
The brochure develops the experiences gained by the BEEP consortium along the entire value chain of energy efficiency projects, in order to provide stakeholders and market participants with the opportunity to profit from them in their own activities.
As a basis for selecting projects with a realistic prospect of implementation, the EBRD requirements concerning the financing of energy efficiency projects are outlined in Chapter 2. The internationally accepted EBRD standards can be considered as representative for other relevant financial institutions as well.
National framework conditions concerning energy efficiency projects and their significance for EBRD requirements are described in Chapter 3, where the reports conducted on this issue within the BEEP scheme will also be summarised.
Within the BEEP scheme, a standard project fiche and a precalculation model has been developed in order to allow for an objective project assessment. These tools and their appropriate application are illustrated in Chapter 4.

By: BEEP project (Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH)

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