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Navigant Research Report Highlights How Financed Energy as a Service Solutions Provide an Alternative to Capital Expenditures Across Various Commercial and Industrial Segments

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A new report from Navigant
assesses the energy and portfolio management factors that
will influence the deployment of emerging financed energy as a service
(EaaS) solutions for various commercial and industrial (C&I) segments.

The global electric power industry is facing a transformational shift
from centralized generation toward a more decentralized grid with
two-way energy flows. This emerging mix of energy efficiency,
distributed energy resources (DER) technologies, and smart grid
solutions is disrupting traditional utility models while creating new
opportunities for C&I customers. Click
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key factors influence the decision to deploy new financed EaaS solutions
as an alternative to capital expenditures (CAPEX) for C&I energy users.

“Corporate C&I energy and sustainability managers are looking for
cost-effective, customized, and comprehensive energy solutions that can
guarantee energy savings without CAPEX to meet their sustainability and
operational efficiency needs,” says William Tokash, senior research
analyst with Navigant Research. “Meanwhile, vendors are introducing a
broader set of portfolio-wide, sector-specific technical, financing, and
business model energy management options beyond fee-for-service energy
efficiency that requires customer CAPEX.”

For market stakeholders, Navigant Research recommends utilities, energy
suppliers, EaaS solutions providers, and technology manufacturers work
together to deliver software platforms that better enable the EaaS needs
of different C&I customer segments. DER project financiers across
various C&I energy use segments should focus on delivering financing
options that manage investor risks, lower costs for solutions providers,
and better guarantee customer savings for C&I customers across various
segments. Additionally, C&I energy users looking to reduce energy use
and spend should seek to better understand how to integrate EaaS
solutions offerings into their fee-for-service versus CAPEX

The report, Emerging
EaaS Solutions for C&I Customers of the Future
, analyzes
emerging financed EaaS solutions for C&I energy users. The study
provides an analysis of the energy and portfolio management factors, and
financing options that impact C&I energy user decision-making. Six
leading financing asset classes and three major classes of C&I
facilities are discussed, and a ranking of key energy management of
portfolio factors by C&I segment is provided. The report also gives
recommendations for stakeholders impacted by EaaS solutions. An
Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant
Research website

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides
market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often
highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research
focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology
markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry
analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep
examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of
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* The information contained in this press release concerning the
Emerging EaaS Solutions for C&I Customers of the Future, is
a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on
market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are
inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those
contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full
report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the
report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report.
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