Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries - Session 9


Date & time: 
Thu, April 5, 2012 - 09:00
Duration / timezone: 

1 hour / Brussels time


Mr. Langlois, Xavier Lemaire


This is the 9th session of the Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries

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Session 9 is devoted to Energy Services Companies (ESCOs). First, it introduces the Energy Performance Certificates concept and EPC contractual approaches. Then, it presents the need for measurement and verifications (M&V). It presents different ESCOs models:

  • the utility-based ESCOs with the cases of Croatia and Uruguay;
  • the Governement-based ESCO with the case of India;
  • the private sector ESCO with the case of China.

It concludes with the examples of institutional development schemes in Tunisia and Ivory Coast.

Mr. Langlois boasts 25 years of experience in the energy sector, namely in the development, financing and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, both in Canada and on the international scene. He is an internationally recognised expert in the development and implementation of pioneering energy efficiency financial mechanisms, more specifically, in energy service company (ESCO) start-ups and operation in industrialized and developing countries. He has also acquired solid experience in all sectors of energy policy development, demand-side management and project development for international financial institutions.

Over his career, he has acted as member of the board of directors of several ESCOs worldwide and a few international organizations such as the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), for which he is still an international trainer in the measurement and verification of energy efficiency project performance. He has worked in over 40 countries in all parts of the world as part of mandates led or financed by major multilateral development banks, bi lateral organizations, specialized organizations in the field of clean energy, utilities, ministries and national energy agencies.



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