The New C&I Energy Management Landscape: Integrating Procurement, Efficiency, Generation & Storage

by Andrew Mulherkar

The approach to energy management services for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers is evolving. While the cost of distributed energy resources continues to decline, C&I customers are putting a premium on the predictability of energy spending, reliability of service, and sustainability. Since achieving these objectives is a complex task, C&I customers look to service providers to help streamline decisions on energy. In response, utilities, competitive retailers, ESCOs and technology vendors are finding opportunities to bundle or expand their services, creating an emerging marketplace for integrated energy management.

Vendor Landscape for Integrated C&I Energy Management

Energy management begins with strategic planning and incorporates commodity procurement, off-site renewables procurement, deployment and operation of onsite energy resources, and energy efficiency retrofits, many of which have been handled as separate tasks in the past. A heightened focus on customer objectives is driving the integration of these tasks, evolving toward an “energy as a service” model.

This 50-page report segments leading market players and assesses their recent initiatives, placing them in the context of the transition underway in C&I energy management.

Companies profiled:

AES Distributed Energy | Ameresco | ConEdison Solutions | Constellation | Direct Energy | Duke Energy Commercial Portfolio Edison Energy | EnerNOC | ENGIE | GE | Lockheed Martin | National Grid | NextEra Energy Resources | NRG | Schneider Electric Sempra Energy | Siemens | SolarCity | Southern Company | SunPower

Andrew Mulherkar Senior Analyst, Grid Edge

Andrew is a senior grid analyst at GTM Research, where he has authored research on venture investment, grid modernization, demand-side management and unregulated utility service offerings. His coverage spans across a variety of technologies and services that enable end users to manage energy consumption and costs, with a particular focus on the non-residential market. Prior to joining the analyst team, Andrew worked on digital marketing for Greentech Media's online team. Andrew formerly worked for Climate Corps, a corporate energy efficiency program within the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Green Project at NDN, a think tank and advocacy organization. He graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations.

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