Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of possibilities offered by energy metering technologies that provide greater certainty over energy savings and drive improved performance.
These P4P schemes reward end users or aggregators for delivering energy savings, measured against a business-as-usual scenario. This SENSEI report examines the design and rationale for such P4P programmes, also through in-depth review of 11 case studies from North America and elsewhere. It highlights the factors that enable P4P programmes to succeed, the implementation barriers and the lessons learned. The report also provides policy and regulatory recommendations for a successful replication of the P4P approach in the EU.