Since last year, the Energy Savings Certificate (ESC) allows gas and electricity marketing companies and operators of wholesale petroleum products and liquefied petroleum gases (“obligated parties”) to cover part of their annual obligations to contribute to the National Energy Efficiency Fund (FNEE) by directly promoting energy efficiency improvement actions in final energy consuming sectors, including industry, and the subsequent settlement of the ESCs evidencing the energy savings obtained.

Through this system, consumer companies have the possibility to sell the PPAs generated by the implementation of energy efficiency measures, thus allowing them to monetise the energy savings obtained and improve the profitability of the investment.

In this context, on 20 February, the Euskalduna Conference Centre hosted the Energy Saving Certificates, organised by the Basque Energy Cluster, the Association of Energy Efficiency Companies (A3E) and Aclima, Basque Environment Cluster, with the aim of explaining how the new Energy Saving Certificates system works and to present recommendations and good practices to make the most of it.

The session was opened by José Luis Fierro, Territorial Delegate of A3E in the Basque Country and Navarra and Iñigo Ansola, Director General of the Basque Energy Agency (EVE). Afterwards and from the MITECO, the Deputy Director General of Energy Efficiency Jacobo Llerena gave an overview of the CAE system and the Royal Decree 36/2023 and Guillermo López, Technical Advisor also from the MITECO dedicated his speech to explain the Catalogue of energy saving measures.

After a brief colloquium in which the attendees could ask several questions, Global Factor, represented by María San Salvador del Valle, Senior Project Manager of Global Factor, presented a series of recommendations and good practices to participate in the CAE market.

Source: Aclima, Basque Environment cluster y A3E Asociación de Empresas de Eficiencia Energética