Business model for your entrepreneurship

We know that every business is different and therefore we have prepared several business models and contractual alternatives for you

Our technological solutions have been designed so to achieve the best payback period of client’s investments. We take into account total cost of ownership (TCO) covering the initial investment, operating costs, and also financial costs of the solution, if needed.

If for any reasons you cannot make the initial investment, there exists a solution to implement or enhance the energy efficiency of your company even without investing your capital. In this case you can use the Energy Performance Contracting model (EPC).

One technical solution can come with many contractual possibilities that fit your specific needs

One technical solution can come with many contractual possibilities that fit your specific needs

EPC – Energy Performance Contracting (guaranteed energy services)

At the beginning of the project we identify your energy, operation and maintenance costs. Then we propose a technological system generating energy saving and reducing operating costs. These savings are monitored during the entire term of the project and are contractually guaranteed. Financing of the solution and the term of the contract are agreed in advance. The system is owned by the client (depreciation, tax benefits) and is suitable for those who cannot make the initial investment.


  • No initial investment.
  • New technology is paid from energy cost savings.
  • Turn key project.
  • Operation and maintenance during the entire term of the contract.
  • Savings are contractually guaranteed – if you don’t reach the saving determined in advance, we will pay your penalty in the sum agreed in advance. 

Energy Performance Contracting

The business model is the same as EPC model. However, savings are not contractually guaranteed.

On the other hand, the instalment is usually lower since it is not needed to invest into equipment for control of saving.

The model is suitable for solutions where low to medium high investment is required.

Financing is ensured by an instalment schedule, and the system is fully owned by the client (depreciation, tax benefits).

In this model investment and operation risks are borne by Slovenské elektrárne. Despite the previous models, the solution is owned by Slovenské elektrárne and only the given commodity is sold to the client for the agreed price (euros per unit).

The biggest advantage are zero investment costs (CAPEX) and operating costs (OPEX) based on real consumption.

Typical example is sale of heat or chilled water for the agreed price (euros per megawatt-hour).

Rental costs in this model are not entered in the accounts like capital costs (CAPEX) but like service costs, i.e. they belong to operating costs (OPEX).

The technology is owned during the entire term of use by Slovenské elektrárne.