Encon Services Group provides energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) consulting services in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa.

Encon Services Group has over 12 years experience successfully developing over 400 EE and RE projects in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malawi, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine.

Encon Services Group provides the following consulting services:

  • Energy efficiency project development
    • Performing energy audits of industrial and commercial sites, and public and residential buildings
    • Preparing energy audit reports
    • Preparing pre-feasibility studies, project business plans, project plans and rational energy utilization plans (REUPs) for EE projects
    • Marketing EE project business plans and REUPs to financial institutions
    • Developing industrial, commercial, municipal and residential EE projects
    • Assisting with technical specifications
    • Helping determine O&M needs and procedures
    • Supporting with equipment procurement
    • Supervising EE project implementation
    • Monitoring and verifying EE improvements, carbon emissions reduction and comfort level
    • Building capacities by training project owners, project developers, municipal and state officials, and energy auditors in the areas of project development, energy auditing, bankable business plan development, risk assessment, project tendering, project finance, etc.
  • Renewable energy project development
    • Completing biomass, biogas, and landfill gas resource assessments
    • Performing wind resource measurements, assessments, and verifications
    • Preparing project Environmental Impact Assessments
    • Developing biomass co-generation, wind farm, PV, and small hydropower plant projects
    • Authoring feasibility studies, technical and financial due diligence assessments and project business plans
    • Assisting with technical specifications
    • Helping determine O&M needs and procedures
    • Supporting¬†with equipment procurement
    • Obtaining construction and interconnection permits
    • Facilitating negotiations with commercial banks regarding project financing strategies and loan terms and conditions
    • Assisting commercial banks with monitoring and verifying biomass facilities, wind farms, and PV systems
    • Preparing market studies of renewable energy project opportunities
    • Monitoring and verifying biomass, wind, PV, and hydropower project implementation and operation for International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and commercial banks
    • Structuring project financing with IFIs and commercial banks
    • Building the capacities of project owners, project developers, energy auditors, and commercial banks in the areas of project development, energy auditing, bankable business plan development, risk assessment, project tendering, project finance, etc.
    • Authoring guidelines, manuals, and handbooks for developing and financing of renewable energy projects and preparation of bankable proposals
  • Project Financing
    • Establishing and managing IFI and EU funded sustainable energy finance facilities (SEFFs) and credit guarantee facilities (DCA)
    • Assisting commercial banks with EE and RE project loan origination, technical and financial due diligence, implementation and operation monitoring, and completion validation
    • Structuring project financing with IFIs and local financial institutions
    • Assisting project sponsors (potential borrowers) and banks with loan applications and structuring project financing
    • Marketing EE and RE credit line facilities in cooperation with Participating Banks, IFIs and other stakeholders
    • Developing EE credit line facility handbooks and manuals including communication protocols with Participating Banks and other stakeholders
    • Capacity building of project owners, project developers, energy auditors, and commercial banks in the areas of project development, energy auditing, bankable business plan development, risk assessment, project tendering, project finance, etc.