What Worries Big Energy Efficiency Companies

As prospects soar for big energy efficiency companies, some detractors are throwing darts. A recent bill in Ohio, for example, aims to deflate state goals for both renewables and energy efficiency. For the National Energy Association of Energy Service Companies, an organization whose members include many of the largest US energy performance … [Read more...]

Second study forecasts strong growth for energy service companies (ESCOs)

The US energy service company (ESCO) industry is set to grow from a $4.9 billion market in 2013 to almost $8.3 billion in 2020, according to a new report by Navigant Research. The growth comes after a slowdown in business for the energy performance contractors, Navigant says. “Over the past two years, ESCOs have found it difficult to attract … [Read more...]

What Recession? Big Energy Efficiency Service Companies Skipped It. Now Poised to Double Revenues

Energy efficiency’s largest players grew, even as the economy lagged in recent years. And they show no signs of slowing down, says a new report distributed by the National Association of Energy Service Companies. Revenue growth averaged nine percent annually from 2009 to 2011 for large energy efficiency service companies, or ESCOs, according to … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Deals & Projects: No Summer Vacation for the ESCOs!

It is summer vacation for a lot of people who work in the energy industry, but still the fast-growing energy efficiency market keeps producing deals and new projects. Here are a few from ESCOs and others. The State University of New York (SUNY) plans to incorporate energy-efficient information technology at its 64 campuses and make other … [Read more...]

Is the energy efficiency service market still MUSH?

By Elisa Wood June 8, 2011 We hear a lot about energy efficiency these days, but who is actually pursuing it? In recent years most of the big players that install efficiency measures, the energy service companies (ESCos), have found work largely in the MUSH market:  municipal and state governments, universities, schools and hospitals. In fact, a … [Read more...]

Export opportunity for US energy efficiency?

By Elisa Wood August 12, 2010 For a long time the energy efficiency industry operated largely under the two-guys-and-a-truck-model: local businesses made up of small contractors. Then the ‘super’ energy efficiency service companies (ESCOs) emerged, big operations taking on big contracts often for government, schools or hospitals, like the $35 … [Read more...]

Energy efficiency service companies missed the memo

By Elisa Wood June 24, 2010 The folks who install insulated windows, efficient factory motors and energy saving lights apparently missed the memo about the economic meltdown. As US gross domestic product slipped to under 1% in 2008, the $4.1 billion energy service industry grew 7%.  Jealous?  Just wait. That was nothing compared to the expansion … [Read more...]