Energy Services keywords

How do you define energy services?

Energy services complement energy efficiency solutions. They contribute to better control of energy consumption and energy costs. Quick to implement, these services can be presented as a preliminary stage in the realization of an energy efficiency project. The multiple benefits they bring are at the heart of our offer #SHIFTEnergyServices.

Here are the definitions of key words associated with energy services

Storage battery

An energy storage battery is a device for storing electricity generated from renewable energy sources or other sources to be used at a later date when demand for electricity is higher, or when production is insufficient.. It acts as an energy reservoir that can be charged and discharged as required. 

These batteries play a key role in the development of sustainable energy systems, smoothing out production when intermittent renewable energy is used, optimizing the use of electricity and contributing to the stability of the power grid. They also play an important role in the transition to a low-carbon economy by enabling renewable energy to be stored and used efficiently, thereby reducing dependence on fossil fuels. 

Energy balance

An energy balance is a comprehensive, detailed assessment of the energy flows into and out of a system or building belonging to a company or region, over a given period of time. It aims to analyze and quantify energy consumption and production, as well as energy losses throughout the process. 

The energy balance takes into account all the energy sources used, such as electricity, gas, oil, coal, renewable energies, etc. It also assesses the different forms of energy use, such as heating, air conditioning, lighting, electrical appliances, etc. It also assesses the various forms of energy use, such as heating, air conditioning, lighting, electrical appliances, etc. 

The result of the energy balance provides an overall picture of the energy performance of the system or entity under study. It identifies sources of energy waste, energy efficiency opportunities and potential actions to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, thus promoting a more sustainable and responsible use of energy. 

Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin

The Certificat de Garantie d'Origine (CGO) is an official, verifiable document attesting to the origin and production of a specific quantity of renewable energy. This certificate is issued by the relevant communities or certified bodies , and guarantees that the energy has been produced from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal, etc. 

The CGO is used to track the amount of energy produced from renewable sources and to guarantee its "green" origin. It enables producers of renewable energy to add value to their production by selling it with the CGO to consumers or companies wishing to demonstrate their commitment to the use of clean, sustainable energy.

When a consumer buys green energy, they receive the corresponding certificate, enabling them to prove that an equivalent quantity of renewable energy has been injected into the electricity grid. This approach promotes the development of renewable energies and encourages the transition to a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly energy system.

Energy Savings Certificates - White Certificate

Energy Savings Certificates, also known as White Certificate, are a scheme introduced by governments with the POPE law, to encourage energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. White Certificates are units of measurement representing the amount of energy saved by implementing energy efficiency measures.

The Energy Savings Certificates scheme is based on the obligation for energy suppliers (electricity, gas, fuel oil, etc.) to make energy savings over a given period . They must meet energy savings targets set by the communities. Energy suppliers can meet this obligation by encouraging their clients customers (individuals, businesses, local communities) to implement energy efficiency measures, such as renovating buildings, installing more energy-efficient systems or using more efficient appliances. 

Once energy savings have been achieved, suppliers can obtain Energy Savings Certificates corresponding to the amount of energy saved. These certificates can then be sold on a specific market to other energy suppliers who have not met their targets. White Certificates therefore have a financial value, and are a means of financing and stimulating energy efficiency actions.

White Certificates are an important incentive tool for promoting the energy transition and meeting targets for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. 

Energy consumption curve

The energy consumption curve shows the amplitude and variations in the amount of energy consumed by a building over a given period.

Energy consumption drift

Energy consumption drift occurs when the energy consumption of a site as a whole, or of a specific utility, White Certificateds expected levels in an abnormal and lasting way. When an energy services or energy efficiency project is implemented, this excess consumption is identified because it exWhite Certificateds the thresholds defined by the performance tunnel.

Load shedding

Load shedding refers to a controlled, occasional reduction in a building's electricity consumption, with the aim of relieving demand on the local power grid. This load-shedding measure is applied according to predefined criteria, such as in response to a network signal or external demand (e.g. local or national directives). This contributes to balancing the power grid. 

Operating energy solutions

The operation of energy solutions involves the daily, meticulous monitoring of an energy service or energy efficiency project to ensure that client achieves the energy performance agreed in the contract.


i-RECs, short for International Renewable Energy Certificates, are certificates for companies with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) commitments. They represent an international standard and can be purchased and used in different countries. By acquiring these "REC" certificates, companies benefit from the guarantee that the energy they purchase comes from renewable sources, also known as clean energy or green energy.

Energy monitoring

Energy monitoring is the final stage of an energy service or energy efficiency project. It is a process of continuous monitoring and analysis of energy consumption in a building, industrial facility or other energy system. Its main objective is to collect and analyze data in real time or at regular intervals to understand and evaluate energy performance.  

Energy monitoring typically involves the use of sensors, meters, measurement systems and specialized software to collect information on the consumption of electricity, gas, water, heat and other forms of energy. This data is then processed, analyzed and presented in the form of reports, graphs or dashboards to enable energy managers or building owners to make informed decisions about energy efficiency. 

Using energy monitoring, users can identify areas of energy waste, detect consumption anomalies, optimize equipment performance, and implement targeted energy efficiency measures to reduce costs and environmental footprint. It's a valuable tool for monitoring and improving energy efficiency over the long term.

Intelligent control of consumption

The implementation of a BMS (Building Management System) or GTC (Centralized Technical Management) offers the possibility of intelligently managing a site's energy consumption, as part of an energy service or energy efficiency project. This intelligent management of consumption is an important step in the energy monitoring process.

Energy supply strategy

Implementing an energy procurement strategy enables you to precisely manage your energy supply contracts (electricity or gas), giving you greater control over your energy costs. 

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