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SUPER-i - PPP Financing for energy efficiency investments in social housing

International project

The SUPER-i project will contribute to generate substantial investments in energy efficiency within the social housing sector by establishing a direct dialogue, at local government level, between financial institutions, other private investors and social housing managers while also involving ESCOs (Energy Service Companies). SUPER-i supports the funding of energy efficient (EE) refurbishment of social housing stocks across Europe while increasing the share of renewable energy in the final energy consumption through the following pillars:

  • Tailored EE PPPs (Public Private Partnerships) and roadmaps;
  • Capacity building among financial investors;
  • Data gathering and processing;
  • Integration of EE investments within portfolio management strategies;
  • Awareness and Replicability;
  • SUPER-i investment pipelines;
  • SUPER-I e-room with a selection of relevant EUROSTAT data on energy poverty.

Following the IEA approach, having many types of public-private approaches, such as local government or public utility financing private EE investment, SUPER-i will analyse the three main forms of PPPs

  • Dedicated credit lines: credit lines established by a public entity (such as a government agency and/or donor organization) to enable financing of EE projects by a private-sector organization (bank or financial institution). Generally, the private-sector bank or financial institution provides additional financing (co-financing) for the EE projects.
  • Risk-sharing facilities: partial risk or partial credit guarantee programmes established by a public entity (such as a government agency and/or donor organization) to reduce the risk of EE project financing to the private sector (by sharing the risk through a guarantee mechanism), thereby enabling increased private sector lending to EE projects.
  • Energy Saving Performance Contracts (ESPCs): public sector initiatives, in the form of legislation or regulation, established by one or more government agencies to facilitate the implementation of energy performance-based contracts.

In the SUPER-i e-room, using the Eurostat Energy data and the Eurostat income and living conditions data-sets for the SUPER-i partner countries relevant tables and charts are shown for the following Indicators:

  • Energy poverty primary indicators
  • Energy poverty secondary indicators
  • Energy use
  • European Pillars for social rights (EPSR)
  • Employment and social policy indicators
  • Economic, financial and social conditions indicators
  • Environmental indicators.

Some concrete key performance indicators (KPIs) of the project include: Details about the KPIs are available on the SUPER-I portal.

Main beneficiaries: social housing communities, energy poor communities, low income people, and others.

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