Business Partners and Clients
In our three areas of specialization, we interact with a large variety of business partners and clients.
Kommunalkredit Public Consulting is a long-standing partner of the Austrian Federal Government. Back in 1993, we started managing the federal environmental funding program (remediation of contaminated sites, municipal water management, environmental funding for businesses and flood protection). In 2003, KPC was entrusted with the management of the Austrian JI/CDM purchase program for CO2 certificates and in 2007, with the funding tool for climate-friendly mobility called "klimaaktiv mobil." Since 2009, we award funding provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology as part of the federal renovation program. In December 2013, KPC was put in charge of managing the flood protection funding.
Since 1995, the year Austria joined the EU, the KCP has managed to allocate EFRE funds within the framework of environmental funding in Austria (UFI). In the 2014-2020 structural fund period, efforts to counteract the high administrative effort on the part of both promotional customers and settlement agencies when it comes to allocating EU funds are under the heading “simplification”. The pilot project "Output based approach" now makes it possible for the first time to trigger EU co-financing on the basis of triggered effects (in the case of environmental support, CO2 savings) and not, as previously, on the basis of verifiable costs. In this pilot, which is unique in the EU, the KPC, representing the BMNT, acts as a funding recipient vis-à-vis the EU. The funding goal is a contractually agreed amount of CO2 savings. The KPC ensures this through a portfolio of UFI projects. Corresponding EU funds are triggered via a contractually agreed price per ton of CO2 saved, which in turn flows to the funding instrument of the UFI. The individual UFI projects that contribute to the presentation of the CO2 effect must comply with the national funding regulations. The experiences from the pilot project form the basis for the intended application of this "payments not linked to costs" approach for a broader, Europe-wide application in the structural funds period 2021-2027.
The Climate and Energy Fund, created in 2007 by the Austrian government, makes an important contribution towards the goal of reaching sustainable energy supply by increasing energy efficiency and growing the share of renewable energy sources. We assist the management of the Climate and Energy Fund in processing the funds awarded and in contracting, thus helping ensure that all funds of the Climate and Energy Fund are awarded efficiently. On behalf of the Climate and Energy Fund, we award funding for large-scale funding programs, e.g. for photovoltaic facilities and wood heating systems targeted at a large audience of mostly private households, innovative flagship projects, the implementation of model regions and support for the Austrian Climate Research Program.
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance entrusted KPC with the management of the “Craftsperson Bonus“ funding initiative for the calendar years 2014 and 2015. This bonus provides financial support to private individuals who renovate their residence, maintain it or modernize it and rely on the services of a craftsperson or authorized business for the job.
In 2009, KPC was entrusted by the Clearing and Settlement Agency for Green Electricity (OeMAG) with the technical evaluation of hydroelectric plants as part of the Green Energy Funding Initiative.
Following the “one-stop shop” principle, KPC has, since 2010, been handling funding applications from the provinces of Salzburg and Tyrol and reviewing them for the possible award of province-specific funding. Vienna has entrusted KPC with the award of province-specific funding for photovoltaic facilities. We award the funds for the province of Vorarlberg on a year-by-year basis. Since 2015, KPC has been handling the “e-mobility for multitrack vehicles” funding initiative, which is part of the “Climate and environment pact of the province of Salzburg” program targeted at individual applicants.
"A sustainable approach to doing business means primarily to avoid waste altogether, followed by recycling and waste disposal." In line with this principle, Altstoff Recycling Austria Aktiengesellschaft (ARA) has promoted action directed at waste prevention and awareness-raising. As part of the waste prevention funding initiative (2005 to 2014), KPC awarded all funds on behalf of ARA.
KPC has supported the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in many projects, the latest being a credit line program for energy efficiency in Poland, Russia and Ukraine.
On behalf of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), we worked on improving water management in Moldova.
On behalf of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), we worked on improving the building sector for private residences in Ukraine during a pilot project.
KPC supported the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) in technical and scientific matters and provides assistance for the coordination of projects in the water sector.
As part of its "Green Initiative," the European Investment Bank (EIB) awards credit lines to selected financial intermediaries in Central and Eastern Europe, with the goal of funding energy efficiency projects in the manufacturing industry and the building sector as well as supporting investments in renewable energy. KPC is part of a project consortium spearheaded by the German GFA Consulting Group and as such helps implement these projects.
During several European Union projects, KPC implemented many projects, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, we contributed to a blending activities study.
On behalf of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), KPC helps improve municipal services in Moldova.
On behalf of international organizations such as the European Union, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), we have carried out many surveys and studies about emissions savings and prevention potential.