The ESCO Group held a presentation about EU funding options that can be used for all projects that use LED lighting. After the presentation, a panel discussion was held, featuring many solutions and ideas that can be implemented in future projects.
Consulting services are core business of ESCO group. We provide consulting services for:
● energy efficiency project preparations for local governments and cities which don't have ensured own funds for investment,
● making all the necessary documentation to investors and bidders - private partners and energy services providers
▶ public-private partnership under the regulations in the field of PPP,
▶ energy services in accordance with the regulations in the field of energy efficiency and energy services.
The company with their expertise provides the following consulting services:
Research and development projects
Information system for spatial planning of local governments in terms of sustainable development
The intelligent street lighting which is a complete innovation in our area
Automatic monitoring system of public lighting and verification of savings
Energy matchmaking web platform for G2B, B2B & B2G
Platform Big Data GIS is an information system for spatial planning of local governments in terms of sustainable development and allows the integration of various categories of data with spatial dimension of local government.
Big data platform is based on GIS as a web application and it is currently in the development stage and will be delivered to customers at the SAAS - Software as a service delivery model.
In this model the user does not need to purchase hardware or software components, but it is a platform always available via the Internet.
Big data GIS is structured in the following groups:
- data about space using (spatial plans, particles, buildings in the area)
- data about municipal infrastructure (public lighting, telecommunications infrastructure, energy, roads, railways, water supply, sewerage and drainage, gas, pipeline, waste management system, public areas, cemeteries)
- data about sustainable management of real estate (ownership, tenure, rent, lease, housing)
- data about social and economic activities in the area (demographic, financial, fiscal and economic data)
The most important advantage of Big Data GIS is that the application allows users to see a multitude of structured data, has a high quality analytical mechanism for processing data, detects basic trends and allows the creation of conclusions and support decision-making.
For safety and reliability of electricity supply, it is necessary to have an optimal power system - combination of conventional and renewable energy sources.
Regulations and publications
List of references:
1. Needs Assessment Study of Local Governments and the Private Sector – Analysis of demand and supply, future projects investment and partnership potentials in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy use (NALAS, NEXPO 2013)
Produced more simple and complex energy audits for buildings owned by physical persons Provedeno je više energetskih pregleda jednostavnih i složenih građevina u vlasništvu fizičkih osoba
Within the EU co-financed project “Combining European Structural and Investment funds and Public-Private Partnership” the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness (beneficiary) and ESCO group ltd. (contractor) are jointly organizing international Conference to be held on 11th April 2017 in the Hotel Westin, Zagreb.Public sector representatives, particularly local governments, financial institutions and private investors as well are most welcome. The presenters are prominent experts in the field of public finance, EU funding, Public Private Partnership, public accounting and budgeting, etc.
The Conference will present the form of contractual relationship between the public authorities and the private partner to implement infrastructure projects and/or to provide public services. Combining public and private partners and contracting service delivery standards will provide greater efficiency, better access to capital and better compliance with a series of regulations. Combination of EU grants, financial instruments and private capital, within the Public Private Partnership arrangements, assure the high co-financing and efficiency of public projects. It is especially important to point out the fact that the understanding of the opportunities that will be presented at the conference is necessary for the exploitation of existing and new European initiatives such as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
Participation at the conference is free of charge. The simultaneous interpretation will be provided for participants.
In cooperation with the competent services of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, ESCO group developed web application in the Cloud for calculation and visualization index of development. Application was presented at Ministry office, headed by Minister mr. Tomislav Tolusic on 27 July 2016.
Main goal of this project was to visualize existing model of development index, calculating new model, and displaying data for comparing existing and new model.
The application is designed as a solution in the Cloud with the ultimate goal of providing professional support to Ministry services in the implementation for regional policy and the implementation for the analysis and evaluation of data and indicators related to the quantification of development for local regional, local governments and towns in Croatia.
Ultimately, the primary objective of this project was to provide a tool for experts who will be able to calculate new development index using selected data / parameters and to perform preliminary analysis.