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Financing Energy Efficiency Projects - Project appraisal and risk management - Public workshop in form of a Round‐Table‐Discussion

14:00 to 18:00
Wohnprojekt Raum A, Krakauer Straße 19/45, 1020 Wien

The international market for energy efficiency projects is still largely untapped and one of the barriers is the lack of viable financing. While the collateral value of most energy efficiency projects is rather low, generated cash flows as the main source of the value of energy efficiency projects are not recognized as a relevant source of repayment. The Financial Guidelines provide financial quality criteria (FQCs) that help financial institutions to assess the bankability of EE projects and at the same time support clients and ESCOs to provide sufficient documentation of their projects. The aim of the public discussion workshop is to inform and involve stakeholders and to refine the guidelines.


13:45 – 14:00  Get together

14:00 – 14:30  Introduction and presentation of QualitEE Financial Guidelines 
Daniela Bachner, Christof Amann (E7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH)

14:30 – 15:00  Round‐Table‐Discussion
What is necessary to facilitate financing of energy efficiency projects? Perception of specific risks of energy efficiency projects and risk mitigation strategies of financial institutions
Klemens Leutgöb (E7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH)

15:00 – 15:20  Coffee break

15:20 – 15:40  Encouraging more investments for Sustainable Energy by stakeholder processes and implementation of a crowdinvesting platform
SEFIPA Project (Sustainable Energy Financing Platform Austria)

15:40 – 16:00  Financing energy efficiency projects in Europe – current activities of SUSI
Alexander Rothlin (SUSI Energy Efficiency AG)

16:00 – 16:45  Round‐Table‐Discussion
How can aggregating projects be of value to energy efficiency services to obtain financing?
What is your experience with aggregation of projects?
How can the cost of project appraisal be reduced while ensuring good quality projects?
Klemens Leutgöb (E7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH)

16:45 – 17:00  Wrap up 
Klemens Leutgöb (E7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH)

17:00 – 18:00  Buffet

Target group:

  • National and international financial institutions,
  • Energy efficiency service providers & facilitators
  • No Fees


English only


Please register until 7 June 2018


Daniela Bachner (QualitEE project coordinator)
e7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH
Walcherstraße 11/43, 1020 Wien, AT