:: Success story 2: “Raise awareness of EPC”

With more than 200 newsletters, press releases and media coverings EPC started to be known in Europe. The EESI website and their country sub-sites also played an important role in the promotion of all the activities, dissemination of tools, national reports and standard documents to the key actors of each country.

However, the “face-to-face” dissemination such as presentations at national and international seminars and conferences seems to be the most successful dissemination channel and arouse the further interest on EPC. In many cases, the participants asked for further EPC trainings.

The innovative applications during the 3 European Energy Services Award demonstrates that the possibilities to develop energy services is wide and is spreading throughout Europe. The ceremony had high profile guests including Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy in 2011, David Cadman, President of International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) in 2010 and Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action in 2009

It can be concluded that the dissemination activities of EESI have been very successful disseminating the concept of EPC in Europe, however, the need to raise EPC awareness is still high.