Reducing Risk While Increasing Energy Savings for C&I Energy Customers

In a Utility Dive article, Guidehouse Insights explains the benefits of energy-as-a-service solutions

Corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) energy and sustainability managers are looking for cost-effective, customized, and comprehensive energy solutions that can guarantee energy savings and transfer project execution risk, without CAPEX, to meet sustainability and operational efficiency needs.

In a Utility Dive article, Guidehouse Insights’ Brett Feldman, research director, discussed how broader offerings from energy suppliers and vendors can help managers achieve their goals through an energy-as-a-service (EaaS) approach.

“Energy portfolios often include program management, energy supply, energy use, load management and asset management,” Feldman said. “EaaS solutions frameworks serve and balance these needs while keeping risk in check.”

Feldman said today’s EaaS solutions are turnkey, portfoliowide, and include sector-specific technical solutions with transaction financing instruments and innovative business models that transcend the historical single-site, fee-for-service energy efficiency project approach.

“A full set of EaaS solutions with financing options will increasingly be required to address the portfolio needs of C&I customers with energy storage, smart building analytics, and controls as key enabling technologies,” Feldman said. “The rise of these new financing instruments is the base for the delivery of new EaaS vendor business models.”

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