The UNI CEI 11352: 2014 standard defines the requirements for companies that provide energy services (ESCo). A certified ESCo is able to offer result guarantee contracts to its customers, and is remunerated on the basis of the savings achieved (Financing Through Third Parties). These contracts are spreading more and more, both in the industrial and civil sectors, because they allow companies to concentrate on their activities, relying on specialists in the sector for the management of auxiliary systems (boilers, cogenerators, inverters, compressed air plants, etc.) and with new financial resources (Third Party Financing, White Certificates).
Attention to the efficient use of energy is constantly growing: from the Ministerial Decree March 7, 2012 which provides for compliance with the UNI CEI 11352 Standard for Energy Services companies operating with Public Administrations, up to Legislative Decree 102/2014 which provides for the mandatory UNI CEI 11352 certification for ESCos that offer the diagnosis service of energy and obtaining Energy Efficiency Certificates against savings achieved in the civil and industrial sector.
Source: CQY – Certiquality