Photovoltaic powerplant ESCO lifecycle.
The focus of the ESCO company is on the first two phases, where industry-specific knowledge and experience
can impact the project performance and benefit the customer and supplier.
Design & Installation
Design & installation is a very intensive process where we do all the design and installation of the new
equipment and arrange all the necessary paperwork for obtaining an operating permit. During this stage, we
must correctly capture all the information required to properly design and scale the project so that performance
Preparing the offer and signing the contract
1. Information catalogue needed to calculate an offer for the ESCO project
Before every ESCO project, it is wise to carry out a targeted energy audit to determine project po-tential
and calculate all aspects of the ESCO project. For this purpose, we send a field technician to inspect the site
and gather all necessary information. The technician is provided with the guided process flow to capture
all the required information and to avoid potential mistakes. We can sup-port this functionality through a
Dynamics 365 support for field service module, which can provide a guided checklist and the possibility of
supplementary data simply by using internal mobile device resources such as a camera, GPS location, and an
internal gyroscope. The platform automatically saves all captured information to the cloud for further use by the
engineers designing the solution.
Every ESCO product has its specifics, so different information catalogues must be filled out de-pending on
the project. If the project contains more than one ESCO product, we must combine information catalogues to
cover all information needed for a project and avoid duplication of in-formation gathering. For the Photovoltaic
powerplant, the following information catalogue is re-quired.
2. Client information
The client information section contains all the client information needed to perform credit checks and billing.
The client can also be the site owner, but it is not obligatory. This part of the information catalogue is common to
most ESCO products.
Contact and owner details
ESCO products are, in most cases, location-dependent, so we must gather location-specific data. The set of
data depends on the actual ESCO product category. This data will determine the offer’s scope and supplement
the requested documents.
Location information photovoltaic specific.
In some cases of ESCO products, in addition to all data, customers must also prepare copies of specific
documents such as:
- a copy of the monthly electricity bills,
- a copy of the building permit,
- a copy of the identity document (including co-owners)
Furthermore, we must provide photographs from different angles of an installation location for some ESCO
products, for example, pictures of the roof from three different angles and shots of the electricity meter from
which all technical markings of the meter must be visible.
Photograph of electricity meter with all technical markings visible
4. Site owners‘ information
Some ESCO products are permanently installed on a property and connect to the infrastructure, so we need
to obtain the owners‘ authorisation for installing them. We must support the tracking of location owners and if
they have agreed with the installation of the ESCO product (answer pend-ing, disagreed, agreed)
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