You need JavaScript to view this

Energy saving potential of energy services - experimentation on the life cycle of energy conversion equipment; Potentiel d'economies d'energie par les services energetiques - application au cycle de vie des equipements de conversion de l'energie

Abstract

Energy efficiency services are growing in Europe but their role is still limited. In order to evaluate the potential, we focused first of all on policy, economical and environmental mechanisms that support their development. European natural gas and electricity markets, that are now almost wholly de-regulated, are analysed and compared to their historical structure. By introducing uncertainty on energy prices, this new deal translates better the real energy costs. Energy performance contracts (EPC) limit the impact of these uncertainties on the customer energy bills by guaranteeing a financial result. As a result of the modelling of these contracts, namely operation and maintenance ones, we prove that they transfer technical and financial risks from building owners to energy service companies (ESCO) making energy saving measures easier and less expensive at the same time. These contracts are relatively widespread for heating or compressed-air processes but remain marginal for air-conditioning systems. So new methods were needed to guarantee on the long terms the efficiency of air-conditioning systems demand (1) to master the process and its performances and (2) to be able to determine precisely the energy saving potential and its realisation costs. A detailed energy audit is thus necessary for which we propose  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2006
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
FRNC-TH-7212
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: These energetique; [130 refs.]; Also available from Bibliotheque de l'Ecole des Mines de Paris, 60, Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75272 - Paris cedex (France)
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COGENERATION; COST; DEREGULATION; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY DEMAND; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENERGY POLICY; ENERGY SUPPLIES; FRANCE; GREENHOUSE GASES; HEAT PRODUCTION; INVESTMENT; MAINTENANCE; MARKET; OPERATION; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; PRICES; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
OSTI ID:
21096877
Research Organizations:
Ecole des Mines de Paris, 75 (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR0800901107506
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
270 pages
Announcement Date:
Dec 05, 2008

Citation Formats

Dupont, M. Energy saving potential of energy services - experimentation on the life cycle of energy conversion equipment; Potentiel d'economies d'energie par les services energetiques - application au cycle de vie des equipements de conversion de l'energie. France: N. p., 2006. Web.
Dupont, M. Energy saving potential of energy services - experimentation on the life cycle of energy conversion equipment; Potentiel d'economies d'energie par les services energetiques - application au cycle de vie des equipements de conversion de l'energie. France.
Dupont, M. 2006. "Energy saving potential of energy services - experimentation on the life cycle of energy conversion equipment; Potentiel d'economies d'energie par les services energetiques - application au cycle de vie des equipements de conversion de l'energie." France.
@misc{etde_21096877,
title = {Energy saving potential of energy services - experimentation on the life cycle of energy conversion equipment; Potentiel d'economies d'energie par les services energetiques - application au cycle de vie des equipements de conversion de l'energie}
author = {Dupont, M}
abstractNote = {Energy efficiency services are growing in Europe but their role is still limited. In order to evaluate the potential, we focused first of all on policy, economical and environmental mechanisms that support their development. European natural gas and electricity markets, that are now almost wholly de-regulated, are analysed and compared to their historical structure. By introducing uncertainty on energy prices, this new deal translates better the real energy costs. Energy performance contracts (EPC) limit the impact of these uncertainties on the customer energy bills by guaranteeing a financial result. As a result of the modelling of these contracts, namely operation and maintenance ones, we prove that they transfer technical and financial risks from building owners to energy service companies (ESCO) making energy saving measures easier and less expensive at the same time. These contracts are relatively widespread for heating or compressed-air processes but remain marginal for air-conditioning systems. So new methods were needed to guarantee on the long terms the efficiency of air-conditioning systems demand (1) to master the process and its performances and (2) to be able to determine precisely the energy saving potential and its realisation costs. A detailed energy audit is thus necessary for which we propose a guidance. Conclusions of audits carried out prove that energy saving potential is mainly located in equipment management and control. These optimizations are not always carried out because of a lack of contractual incentive and due to the weaknesses of audit methods. Through the involvement of an independent expert, the mandatory and regular inspection of air-conditioning systems may allow to verify and guide such practices. A three-step analysis procedure has been developed in order to maximize the inspection potential and to get higher benefits from service contracts. (author)}
place = {France}
year = {2006}
month = {Dec}
}