Making energy service companies (ESCOS) future fit

Jim Scott

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


Energy service companies (ESCOs) are faced with a range of challenges and opportunities associated with the rapidly changing and flexible requirements of energy customers (end users) and rapid improvements in technologies associated with energy and ICT. These opportunities for innovation include better prediction of energy demand, transparency of data to the end user, flexible and time dependent energy pricing and a range of novel finance models. The liberalisation of energy markets across the world has leads to a very small price differential between suppliers on the unit cost of energy. Energy companies are therefore looking to add additional layers of value using service models borrowed from the manufacturing industry. This opens a range of new product and service offerings to energy markets and consumers and has implications for the overall efficiency, utility and price of energy provision.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrowth through servitization
Subtitle of host publicationdrivers, enablers, processes and impact (SSC2014) : proceedings of the Spring Servitization Conference
EditorsTim Baines, Ben Clegg, David Harrison
Place of PublicationBirmingham (UK)
PublisherAston University
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-85449-472-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2014
EventSpring Servitization Conference 2014 - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 May 201414 May 2014


ConferenceSpring Servitization Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleSSC2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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