Changing Energy Efficiency Models

In a Smart Energy Decisions article, Navigant Research discusses the benefits of new Energy as a Service models

Energy efficiency projects have traditionally been a single-site, fee-for-service model. Now corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) energy and sustainability managers are looking for more customized energy solutions that guarantee energy savings, transferring project execution risk without capital expenditure. 

In an article for Smart Energy Decisions, William Tokash, senior research analyst at Navigant Research, discussed how energy suppliers and management vendors are introducing more technical, financing, and business model options to meet customer energy management needs. 

“A new, broader set of financed distributed energy resources solution options that extend beyond energy efficiency have emerged to define how energy as a service (EaaS) solutions will be deployed across the C&I customer segment landscape,” said Tokash.

He noted several factors that can predict the propensity for EaaS solution opportunities for C&I properties. They include whether the customer operates small commercial properties, large commercial properties, or industrial properties, and the customer’s energy management capabilities and scalable solutions potential. 

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