ContractingContracting is the optimal solution for operating energy generation plants economically, sustainably and efficiently. We explain how it works.

The Scottish steam engine optimiser James Watt was already familiar with the contracting principle: "We will give you a steam engine free of charge. We will install it and provide after-sales service for five years. We guarantee that the coal for the engine will cost less than you currently have to spend on feed for the horses. And all we ask of you is that you give us a third of the money you save."

The idea behind it: experts replace outdated technology with new innovative solutions and help the client to significantly lower operating costs. The experts are paid with part of the amount saved. Today, this principle is known as contracting. It is applied in a wide variety of areas: both in the replacement of lighting or equipment and in supply contracts for electricity or gas.

Example of an energy system: initially, contracting partners like CENERO determine the savings potential of the existing system and make recommendations for efficiency-enhancing replacement investments. Then the task is to implement these with suitable measures and reduce consumption and COemissions. 

Example of supply contracting: suppliers like CENERO buy primary energy and achieve excellent conditions through professional tenders and in-depth market knowledge. Customers benefit from these within a contractually agreed term.  

Advantages of contracting:

  • No own investment and capital commitment
  • Lower energy costs
  • Legal and technical requirements are met in full
  • Full guarantee during the entire contract period
  • Reduction of emissions

Are you interested in a contracting offer? We will advise you extensively and on an individual basis.

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Martin Rohnstock
Project Engineer

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