EuroSun : Energy services for business districts

B. Glumac, J.P. Zanden, van der, W.F. Schaefer

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Abstract

Business districts account for the largest part of energy use in the Netherlands. However, these districts have up to now little attention with regard to their energy use and efficiency. The mid-sized manufacturing industry is characterized by high energy usage therefore high energy saving is possible. Because of this reason energy service companies (ESCo) might be interested. The feasibility of an ESCo depends on various factors. These factors can be dived on internal and external ones. In addition, within the internal two aspects are identified: ESCos organization and ESCos business alertness. The external factors can be divided as technical, legal and governance and financial aspects. To study the influence of factors belong to mentioned aspects this study introduces a system dynamic (SD) model. The case study has been use to test the model. As an outcome this study provides a feasibility insight when energy services are outsourced from a manufacturing company to an ESco.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Solar Energy and Buildings, Eurosun 2014, 16-19 September 2014, Aux-Les-Bains, France
PublisherISES
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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