Veolia provides exclusive expertise enabling companies and municipalities to optimize the technical, economic and environmental performance of facilities such as buildings and heating or cooling networks.
HEATING AND COOLING NETWORKS TO IMPROVE OUR CITIES
As the global leader in heating and cooling networks, Veolia has unique expertise in their design, construction, operation and maintenance, in addition to extensive know-how in innovative technologies, managing energy supplies with a focus on renewables and providing services to end users.
LEVERAGING PERFORMANCE IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
Urban networks save energy and preserve the environment in many ways. They replace thousands of individual heating systems with a modern, reliable industrial system, and they increasingly make use of renewable energy (biomass) and recovered energy (waste, industrial gaseous effluent, etc.). They can also be associated with combined heat and power, or cogeneration plants, which are much more efficient than conventional methods.
A FAST-DEVELOPING SECTOR
Urban networks reduce cities' carbon footprint and their dependence on fossil fuels. That is why the EU is promoting their development as a way of meeting its energy saving and CO2 reduction targets. In Europe, Asia, the United States and Russia, more and more cities are upgrading and extending their existing networks and building new ones. In the Middle East, cooling networks are vital to the development of today's cities.
VEOLIA: DRIVING PROGRESS
Hundreds of municipalities worldwide that put their trust in Veolia rely on its expertise in diverse forms of energy – including coal, gas, biomass and geothermal – to develop efficient energy mixes. They appreciate Veolia's technical expertise and rely on the quality of its relationship with end users. They also benefit from its unequivocal commitment to the quality, availability and cost of energy supplied. This expertise makes Veolia a valuable partner for cities in the fight against fuel poverty as well as in broader aspects of urban planning. Veolia is a key player in urban networks in Europe, China, North America and the Middle East. In 2011, in Poland – where it operates in more than 40 cities – the city of Warsaw sold to Veolia its heating network, which serves 80% of the population and, at 1,700 kilometers, is the biggest in the European Union. Veolia is also building Abu Dhabi's cooling network and managing the networks of some 15 US cities, including Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
PUBLIC - PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS
Energy companies involved in district heating in the Republic of Serbia are almost 100% organized as public utility companies (Toplanas), founded with the primary cause of providing services in the field of heat production, heat distribution and heat supply at a municipality level.
Veolia can offer two models of cooperation with energy companies – a short-term and a long-term cooperation model.
Short-term cooperation models with energy companies are based on delivery, installation and commissioning of specific technical solutions and equipment, developed by Veolia.
Long-term cooperation models between energy companies and Veolia are defined by public-private partnership contracts, which are fully in compliance with the existing Public-Private Partnership Law. This type of cooperation can include contracts related to operation and management of energy sources and related networks (O&M Contracts), Energy Supply Contracts, contracts during which the payback of the investment in reconstruction is obtained by achievement of savings (Energy Performance Contracts), so as Concession Contracts. The fact that distinguish Veolia from other competitive companies on the market is a possibility to completely finance the most demanding project, in case of its feasibility.
- Design, operation, and maintenance of heating and cooling networks
- Management of energy supply processes, with the focus on renewables
- Services to end users
- PPP – analysis of the parameters of the district heating system, development of self-initiated proposals within the PPP, implementation of the PPP contract with the possibility of financing.