A project for energy performance contracting (EnPC) in Latvia for public sector facilities in cooperation with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has come to a close.

1 August, 2017

Skrastiņš & Dzenis team, headed by senior partner Verners Skrastiņš and including attorney-at-law Andra Bērzkalne, has taken part in a project aimed to the energy performance contracting (EnPC) in Latvia regarding public buildings and street lighting projects. The project’s overall objective was to design and customize a tender procedure for the public procurement, contracting, assignment, development and maintenance of energy efficiency investments in public buildings and street lighting systems.

Skrastiņš & Dzenis team in cooperation with Bulgarian law firm “Legal Solutions Partners” has drafted a template document package to be used by a wide number of Latvian central and local government owned buildings and also by local government owned buildings and street lighting systems for contracting energy efficiency investments in form of EnPC starting from late 2017. In order to reach the set aim of the project an in-dept legal analysis of the Latvian and European Union law applicable to the EnPC in Latvia was carried out. Skrastiņš & Dzenis team also engaged in discussions and conducted seminars regarding EnPC in Latvia with a variety of involved parties and possible investors and their stakeholders.

The execution of this complex and broad project took our team 7 months and as of now it has come to a close. Skrastiņš & Dzenis team has reached the aim set by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), i.e., has designed and customized a tender procedure and drafted an impressive package of template documents for successful EnPC in Latvia. The document package includes a template Energy performance contract for public sector facilities and a template Energy performance contract for street lighting facilities as well as variety of other documents such as guidelines and legal reports for concluding EnPC contracts in Latvia.

Overall Skrastiņš & Dzenis in cooperation with Bulgarian law firm “Legal Solutions Partners” has developed a sound and practical contractual framework and template documents and contracts for EnPC in Latvia which might facilitate renovations of public sector buildings and energy efficiency optimization.