AEPC is a new concept and contract model that improves the outcomes from energy performance contracting by incorporating flexibility and demand response in the value-stream of EPC through electrification and increasing the flexibility in buildings.

Besides improving energy efficiency performance and contract guarantees by taking advantage of smartness in buildings, AEPC supports aggregators in their business models, reviving the ancillary services provided to the DSOs from the demand side and helping EPC facilitators to encourage more clients. It is also an opportunity for the building sector to increase their energy efficiency level, reduce energy costs, and get involved in demand side programs.

The whole concept of a platform that supports AEPC – the Active Building Energy Performance Modelling (ABEPeM) – is explored in D2.1 and D2.2. The platform contains several modules that help the Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) to design performance contracting with demand response programs and provide the computational engine to measure the value of the flexibility in the performance of the building and contract.

This comprehensive platform would help the flexibility provider to estimate the available flexibility in buildings, as well as their reliability through the performance guarantee index. Additionally, the technical development of the models within the platform (flexibility estimation, scenario creation, forecasting, etc.) is innovative and can be of interest for the R&D sector.

Both D2.1 –  The Active Building Energy Performance Contract concept and methodology and D2.2 – Proof-of-Concept  of  an  Active  Building  Energy  Performance  Modelling  framework are available for download.