Business models and financing

To foster the development of decarbonisation and energy efficiency projects, it is necessary to perform market studies that take into account the full costs of use, to understand the financial and fiscal mechanisms that strengthen project relevance and to find new business models.
ALLICE-SchemaDI_BusinessModelsFinancing In most cases, energy performance projects are not sufficiently profitable in the absence of other levers. The modification of a production process can also generate risks which, if not properly hedged, may slow down investment decisions for manufacturers.
By taking into account economic aspects in all its studies and by carrying out actions specifically focused on these aspects, ALLICE helps its members to identify their project’s financing levers, the vectors for obtaining sufficient profitability or the instruments for hedging the risks associated with their investments. This includes:
  • A study on the hedging of energy efficiency financing risks in industry: since risk management is the key to encouraging manufacturers to invest, ALLICE has carried out a complete mapping of the risks and the instruments for hedging these risks with concrete case studies. The aim is to provide its members with a decision-making tool.
  • A "facilitator" mission to improve the use of French Energy Saving Certificates (CEE), which are powerful levers for financing innovative energy efficiency actions. In partnership with ATEE, ALLICE organises collaborative days to bring together manufacturers, utilities, solution providers and delegatees, in order to generate new ideas for standardised operations, which are then submitted to the competent authorities.
  • A report on the 5I Forum "Innovation and carbon footprint: what synergies?" allowing start-ups to make themselves known to investors and major groups to discuss taking account carbon in their strategy.
In 2022, ALLICE will conduct:

  • A prospective study on the energy costs' evolution, the prospect and solutions available for industrial operators