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Proven Scandinavian energy consulting concept for German public utility companies

"Climate partnership" consulting concept
At the end of 2012, the new EU Energy Efficiency Directive came into force with the aim of reducing 20% of the European Union’s energy consumption by 2020. German energy providers are expected to reduce their annual energy distribution by 1.5%. In doing so, they should convince their customers to use energy more efficiently. In order to make this happen, it is especially important that local companies offer new customer service concepts. However, they need to be developed first. With the climate partnership, there is already a proven, Scandinavian alternative.

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive has arrived in Germany – or at least its objective has: to reduce 1.5% of the previous year’s distribution for every year until 2020. This applies to all energy provider companies, public utility companies and municipal plants. Besides the numerous tasks that municipal companies already have to take care of as network operators, there is a large degree of responsibility involved as well. For many companies, this means developing and implementing new consulting concepts for their clients. However, not every public utility company has to maintain its costly services and programmes. The climate partnership has already developed a so-called “white label model” which has been tried and tested over the past five years in Scandinavia. Over 100 climate partners collaborated to set individual climate targets which ended up being reached thanks to comprehensive energy efficiency advice and the use of green energy. The Danish DONG Energy company used this model to develop the ambitious energy efficiency goals of its Scandinavian business customers and communities. Now the company is offering this model to its German public utility company customers. Public utility companies can thereby proactively face the upcoming implementation of the EU Directive. They will also benefit from a detailed concept which has already been drawn up and which they can independently offer as a white label concept. The remaining and – with a view to the upcoming implementation of the Directive – inevitable expenditures can also provide the public utility companies with opportunities: they improve their energy consulting skills and become the strategic partners of their customers. As their customers’ climate partners, the public utility companies get a toolbox which contains everything that is needed: acquisition tools, argumentation aids, manuals, screening and efficiency tools, templates for press and advertising texts as well as display texts. The entire conceptual effort is put at bay​​ and the public utility company concentrates on its own expertise: energy consulting services for its customers, before it’s too late. 

contact details/company:
DONG Energy Markets GmbH
Van-der-Smissen-Straße 9
22767 Hamburg

contact person:
Frank Repenning