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By Bertoldi, Paolo; Langlois, Pierre; Hansen, Shirley J

This publication presents an insightful evaluate of state-of-the-art ESCO (energy prone) around the globe, interpreting present traits – either by means of realms and in particular nations. either possibilities and barriers/problems are awarded and defined by means of in state execs who've large wisdom in their particular ESCO undefined. The e-book contains major contributions via Pierre Langlois and Paolo Bertoldi. the writer and participants have reached into the a long way corners of the area to get relied on colleagues to inform the tale of the power companies industry's improvement of their respective international locations, and of their personal phrases. Chapters hide chosen nations from Western Europe, japanese Europe, Africa, the center East, Asia, North the United States, South the US, New Zealand and Australia, in addition to the final worldwide picture.

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The lack of common contract terms is also a barrier. It makes tendering for smaller and medium-sized projects very costly and time consuming, taking up to 18-24 months. Even though the ESCO concept is now a mature concept and has been used in the UK for more than 25 years, there is still an important lack of awareness and knowledge in the market-place about the concept and how to use it to extract the maximum benefit. Types of ESCO Projects The UK ESCO projects may be classed under three main categories: 1.

In recent years, experts report increasing focus on industrial and residential projects, while the public sector is still the primary client of facility management contracts. Although the total number of companies offering chauffage or EPC contracts is around 500, the French market is characterized by a strong concentration of actors, with only three large ESCOs dominating the market. These companies are subsidiaries of main energy utilities, though work- 38 ESCOs Around the World—Lessons Learned in 49 Countries ing independently from them.

The sector has changed in the last two to three years, when it was boosted as a result of governmental policies and as a consequence of market liberalization. The number of companies really offering ESCO services is not more than a few dozen companies, although the ESCO market has been increasing recently. The market is still dominated by large ESCOs, but small companies also have some ESCO services. Market size estimations vary widely. Some experts estimate it to be €60 million, based on the average annual turnover of the companies associated with Associanziaone Nazionale Societi Servizi Energetici (ASSOESCo), an ESCO association founded in 2005.

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