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Effectiveness of Blending Alternative Procurement Models and EU Funding Mechanisms Based on Energy Efficiency Case Study Simulation

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Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Agency for Investments and Competitiveness, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Energies 2019, 12(9), 1612; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12091612
Received: 25 February 2019 / Revised: 18 April 2019 / Accepted: 20 April 2019 / Published: 28 April 2019
Over the past twenty years, many countries have been looking for alternative procurement models in providing public sector energy efficiency (EE) projects because of high public sector debt and budget deficit. These projects have traditionally been procured and financed by the public sector. While the majority of EU funding resources will be realized in more traditional, purely grant-funded procurement models, a new Investment Plan for Europe for the programming period 2014–2020 has focused on supporting higher private sector involvement in infrastructure investments for achieving the EU Strategy 20/20/20 goals. Seeing that the fundamental purpose of investing in infrastructure is investing in providing public services, the involvement of the private sector is only possible through some alternative procurement models. In these initiatives both the public and the private sector retain their own identities and responsibilities, while their co-operation is based on clearly defined divisions of tasks and risks. The main objective of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of blending alternative procurement models with available EU funding mechanisms in EE sector by applying case study simulation. The findings will show the effectiveness of alternative options and the use of blending solutions in EE investments. View Full-Text
Keywords: public infrastructure; public procurement; funding; energy performance contracts; energy efficiency; private sector participation; public-private partnership; ESCO public infrastructure; public procurement; funding; energy performance contracts; energy efficiency; private sector participation; public-private partnership; ESCO
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Rogić Lugarić, T.; Dodig, D.; Bogovac, J. Effectiveness of Blending Alternative Procurement Models and EU Funding Mechanisms Based on Energy Efficiency Case Study Simulation. Energies 2019, 12, 1612.

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