U.S. ESCO Industry Research

Electricity Markets & Policy assesses Energy Service Company (ESCO) industry performance and market trends and manages the largest database of ESCO projects in the world.

Policymakers, state and local energy officials, and other stakeholders partner with ESCOs to achieve significant energy and water savings, primarily in public and institutional sector facilities. ESCOs are able to deliver cost-effective savings to end-use customers primarily through the use of performance-based contracting, where ESCOs guarantee annual savings levels. EMP and the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) work together to develop strategic assessments of ESCO industry performance and market trends and to collect project-level information from ESCOs, their customers, and government agencies. EMP also provides analysis of ESCO industry project performance and conducts periodic surveys of ESCO industry executives.

To address the need to standardize and streamline data collection and reporting for energy projects, EMP leads the development of eProject Builder (ePB), a secure web-based data standardization and tracking system. ePB enables users to collect and report comparable financial and performance parameters for energy saving performance contract (ESPC), utility energy service contracts (UESC) and other types of projects across all market sectors, including: federal, state, local, K–12, universities and colleges, public housing, health, industrial, and private commercial.

eProject Builder

LBNL developed and maintains eProject Builder (ePB), a secure web-based data standardization and tracking system for energy projects across the United States. ePB was the recipient of a 2018 R&D 100 award.

ESCO Industry Trends & Analysis

LBNL assesses ESCO industry performance and market trends and manages the largest database of ESCO projects in the world.

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1996

Goldman, Charles A, and David S Dayton. "Future Prospects for ESCOs in a Restructured Electricity Industry." ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ACEEE, 1996. 11.

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1992

Wolcott, David R, and Charles A Goldman. "Moving Beyond Demand-Side Bidding: A More Constructive Role for Energy Service Companies." ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, CA: ACEEE, 1992.

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LBNL developed and maintains eProject Builder (ePB), a secure web-based data standardization and tracking system for energy projects across the United States. ePB was the recipient of a 2018 R&D 100 award.