The Electricity Markets & Policy Group 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. The EMP Group 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. The EMP Group 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, the EMP Group 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.