Energy efficiency funds provide essential resources for implementing energy efficiency programs and address the lack of affordable financing for energy efficiency and the lack of end-user incentives for investing in energy efficiency.
A fund’s main objective is to use public monies to leverage private investment in energy efficiency.
The main challenge of developing a public fund is establishing mechanisms that sustain and increase the funding level over time. Moreover, because large capital transfers are involved, it is critical to ensure transparency and validation of results by establishing a clear, robust process for reporting, monitoring, verifying, and evaluating costs and benefits of funding allocations.
Technical Assistance Toolkit
Energy efficiency funds support effective program design and implementation and build capacity within the fund. EE4D technical assistance includes: