Organisation of operational framework for Energy Service Companies (ESCO) (AHEF.119.MD)


INOGATE experts conducting meetings with Energy Service Companies (ESCO) of Moldova to review the current legislative framework, to identify obstacles to the successful implementation of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in the country and to develop draft legislation including secondary legislative acts.

The purpose of the expert's missions to Moldova is to develop certain documents aligned with the EU best practices, such as:

  • Energy Performance Contract (EnPC) template for the public sector;
  • EnPC template for the private sector;
  • Methodology for energy performance contracting in the public sector based on best practices (economic feasibility assessment, distribution of extra project benefits, etc.);
  • Guidelines for the elaboration of terms of reference for energy performance contracting in the public sector (technical requirements, tender procedures and requirements, etc.).

Moldova has been a full member of the Energy Community since May 2010 and the adoption of the EU Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services is one of the country’s obligations under the Energy Community Treaty. Energy Performance Contracting is one of the financial instruments for energy savings envisaged in this Directive and should therefore be transposed into Moldovan legislation.

Below is the title of all of the developed documents in English. Some of the documents are combined into one file, i.g 1.1, 1.2 & 1.3 are combined into one doc file

List of developed legislation acts to support implementation of ESCO in Moldova

1.      EPC guideline:

1.1.          Process description

1.2.          Time Schedule, example, EPC Project Moldova

1.3.          Employer's work in an EPC Project

1.4.          Total budget, example, EPC Project Moldova

1.5.          Example of LCP calculation EPC Moldova GR1093

1.6.          Total budget, example AMTB_1 , EPC Project Moldova

1.7.          Example AMTB_1 LCP calculation EPC Moldova

1.8.          Total budget, example AMTB_2 , EPC Project Moldova

1.9.          Example AMTB_2 LCP calculation EPC Moldova

2.      Basis of EPC Tender:

2.1.          Tender invitation with Response form

2.2.          Information regarding the competence- and creativity test

2.3.          Tender Form

2.4.          Calculation model for weighting of criteria for determining the most economically advantageous tender

2.5.          Calculation model for volumetric weighting of average contractor’s fee

2.6.          Contract agreement form of Principal Agreement for EPC project

2.7.          Contract agreement form of Agreement for Phase 1

2.8.          Contract agreement form of Agreement for Phase 2

2.9.          Contract agreement form of Agreement for Phase 3

2.10.       Excel sheet showing:

- list of buildings with energy statistics (columns A-D);

- calculations of energy savings as a part of project development report (columns E-CW)

- calculations of actual annual energy savings,  annual statement (columns CX-ED)

2.11.       Administrative instructions; Phase 1 and 2

2.12.       Specifications for project development report from Phase 1

2.13.       Special directions; Phase 3

2.14.       Specification of contract work Phase 3

2.15.       Public Procurement directive of EU2014

2.16.       ABT 06: General Conditions of Contract for Design and Construct  contracts for building, civil engineering and installation works

2.17.       ABFF 04: General Conditions of Contract for Work in Property

2.18.       Aff Definitions 04

2.19.       Definition of major divergence of indoor climate and routines

Administrative instructions; Phase 1 and 2, Private Sector 

Key Data

Parent project

New INOGATE Technical Secretariat and integrated programme in support of the Baku Initiative and the Eastern Partnership energy objectives



Thematic Areas

Energy policy, Energy tariffs, Renewable energy, Energy efficiency, Energy investments

Activity Types

Event, Seminars & Workshops, Country Requests (AHEFS)

Implementation period

2 - 4 March 2015


Chisinau (Moldova)