Smart EPC

Smart EPC enables the transition of local public authorities towards smart sustainable cities.

Smart EPC

Smart EPC aims to integrate energy efficiency services with other energy services and non-energy benefits, whilst focusing on energy performance contracting and the creation of new revenue streams for local authorities.

The project works to enable the transition of local public authorities towards smart sustainable cities by:

  • utilising existing energy efficiency services as a key for unlocking potentials of new technologies/services;
  • creating advanced and smart concepts for the modernisation of public lighting;
  • enabling large-scale energy efficiency programs;
  • strengthening the know-how of regional/national key stakeholders.

Specific objectives

  • develop an advanced Smart EPC concept and standardised documentation for integration of energy and non-energy services in EPC;
  • demonstrate replication potential of Smart EPC concept and documentation by piloting reconstruction of public lighting;
  • initiate capacity building, replication, and strong facilitation service of Smart EPC concept and standardised documentation for triggering ESCO market on EU level.

Project outputs

Exploring EPC in Public Lighting: 馃敆 Smart EPC toolbox on Smart City and other ICT technology in EPC

Framework: 馃敆 Smart EPC standardised Contract and Tender documentation

This project has received funding from the European Union鈥檚 Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101031639.

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In the news

More efficient public lighting in Karlovac, Croatia,聽thanks to Smart Energy Performance Contracting

In September 2023, the city of Karlovac has signed its Energy Performance Contract (EPC) for the refurbishment of the public lighting. The scope of the contract is the refurbishment of overall public lighting, consisting of 9.083 luminaires and the displacement of 152 public lighting cabinets that are placed inside the DSO transformer station.

Smart EPC developed standardised contract and tender documentation聽for public lighting

When incorporating additional energy and non-energy related services into the Smart EPC approach, the complexity of standard EPC projects is further highlighted. These projects involve the realisation of various types of investments under a single contract, posing challenges in accounting, financing, and legal aspects.聽聽

Poland issues national guidelines for EPC contracts: a step towards enhanced energy efficiency

This move is a part of Poland鈥檚 strategic energy policy, aiming for a more sustainable and efficient energy use across the country, and reinforcing the nation鈥檚 commitment to energy efficiency and climate goals.

Public lighting models and management in France

The energy consumption of public lighting in France is the second energy expense item for municipalities (after buildings), representing 20% of the energy bill of [鈥

The evolution of public lighting, from torches to smart services聽

Public lighting has undergone a remarkable transformation over the centuries - and Europe has played a significant role in driving many of the most important advances in this field.聽

Barriers towards smarter and more efficient energy systems

During the "Smart Energy Services" event, Smart EPC met top research organisations and industry partners to present the new cutting-edge smart energy services. The panellists share with us the barriers experienced in their work - and what they consider to be the key to breaking these barriers and fostering confidence in innovative energy solutions.

Best Practices

The latest smart city solutions: get inspired by DOLL Living Lab in Copenhagen

The latest smart city solutions: get inspired by DOLL Living Lab in Copenhagen

Dive into the forefront of smart city solutions with Smart EPC's latest feature on DOLL Living Lab in Copenhagen. Explore how the Smart EPC consortium is revolutionizing Energy Performance Contracting and public lighting in Europe's leading hub for urban innovation.
Towards Smart EPC in Rivas Vaciamadrid聽

Towards Smart EPC in Rivas Vaciamadrid聽

In Rivas Vaciamadrid, the Smart EPC project provides assistance to several services. The UVAX system integrates in one platform all streetlight management, control, regulation, and all Smart solutions using the electric power network.
Innovative solution for vehicle charging stations in the city of Krak贸w

Innovative solution for vehicle charging stations in the city of Krak贸w

As part of the Smart EPC project, the city of Krak贸w is testing the use of LED street lanterns for vehicle charging. To understand the interest of residents, the Roads Authority prepared a field test and appealed for help in mapping out the location of the EV chargers.