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Triple-A Project

The Triple-A Interactive Web-based Database is a visual representation of the most important aspects in energy efficiency financing, including the risks that could endanger the successful implementation of an energy efficiency project, the strategies that could mitigate these risks, the preferences of investors on energy efficiency investments, the financial performance of energy efficiency projects, the models and instruments that are usually used to finance energy efficiency projects and the performance of case study countries in terms of Sustainable Development Goals.


The Triple-A methodology is focused on and reports information about the 8 case study countries for which respective data have been collected, namely Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain and the Netherlands. However, it could be extended to more countries.


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Energy Efficiency Financing


The Triple-A Database on Energy Efficiency Financing is an online interactive application that incorporates the results from the status quo analysis and the elaboration / categorization of the financing instruments and risk mitigation strategies within the framework of the Triple-A project and the Triple-A methodology. Thus, this knowledge database Triple-A offers a cross-country analysis, including interactive maps and graphs.

The Web-Based Database can be accessed easily accessed by the Triple-A’s website under the “Tools” section of the main navigation pane (, or though the direct link ( The database does not require any registration or log-in to be accessible. Particularly, the database includes data on risks and uncertainty factors that might reduce profitability of investments and endanger efficiency projects debt repayment, as they have been identified and categorized in the Triple-A risk assessment methodology (under Task 3.1: Triple-A Risks and Mitigation Strategies).

Investors are facilitated from the information included in the Triple-A Database on Energy Efficiency Financing by the following means:

  • Country Risks assist them to effectively select the country of implementation of energy efficiency measures
  •  Energy Efficiency Projects Risks facilitate the understanding of energy efficiency projects’ risk nature and the identification of the de-risking potential of energy efficiency projects
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies aid them to make better energy efficiency investments evaluations by reviewing the
  • IRR: Project’s Perspective supports the examination of energy efficiency projects’ performance with respect to investment horizon, while also the identification of the optimal holding period
  • Financial Models serve in identifying innovative ways of combining financing instruments Project Developers are facilitated by the following means:
  • Energy Efficiency Projects Risks help to understand energy efficiency projects’ risk nature and identify de-risking potential of energy efficiency projects
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies serve to identify de-risking strategies
  • IRR: Project’s Perspective acquires evidence of EE projects’ profitability potential
  • IRR: Investor’s Perspective facilitates the identification of the minimum required performance to be achieved
  • Financing Instruments aid the identification of financing means Policy makers are facilitated by the following means:
  • Energy Efficiency Projects Risks could be used to employ the risk assessment framework
  • Sustainable Development Goals assist in the identification of energy efficiency sectors that need to be prioritized