Imagine a highly synchronised and sustainable energy platform, where millions of smart physical assets interconnect. Well imagine no more… it’s here! The same convergence that has swept across industries, such as retail, media and manufacturing, is now present in energy; and has been for a few years now – yet it’s still not in mainstream adoption.

Digital platforms that have transformed how car rides and spare rooms are bought and sold are being adopted for use in energy markets. The result? A large array of data-driven energy products and services that incorporate efficiency improvements and new technologies.

Energy as a service (EaaS) is a business model whereby customers pay for an energy service without having to make any upfront capital investment.

It’s a particularly important model when it comes to building management for businesses who are paying well over the odds to power their buildings – be it office blocks, factory units or warehouses. The model involves a subscription-based service: where you can experience the “benefits” of a product without purchasing it outright or directly managing its use. It’s a solution that combines demand management and energy efficiency services, facilitates the adoption of renewables and optimises the balance between demand and supply. The main benefit for the consumer is in the simplification of an increasingly multifaceted service offering.

But what other benefits are there? Let’s explore 4….

1. It addresses the Energy Efficiency Gap.

Low-carbon energy technologies exist but have faced many barriers due to widespread adoption. Mostly notably because of the requirement for upfront capital. The EaaS model eliminates this need completely. Encouraging building upgrades through assets such as lighting to more renewables methods which reduce energy costs in the immediate term, today, as well as for tomorrow.

2. It supports the transition to Smart Buildings.

Smart Buildings, also known as intelligent buildings are becoming increasingly popular to meet consumer and employee demand. A Smart building consists of  innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and Iot (Internet of Things), with the aim of improving safety, accessibility and management, all without losing sight of the contribution to the quality of life of the individuals who use it. Energy efficiency and energy saving is one of the most important objectives of a Smart Building, controlling supply through information and data collected on consumption. Our EaaS solution is designed with this future facing approach to building management.

3. It improves the level of trust in the market place.

As a team of experts with a longstanding history of working in the energy sector, we know first-hand how volatile the market can be and how little trust remains in the sector. We are passionate about championing greater standards in the industry and we believe EaaS allows us to do just that. Through the combining of all business energy related costs under one trusted and transparent contract.

4. It boosts the longevity of your business, and the planet!

Businesses in the UK are thought to waste a staggering £9bn worth of energy every year! Advances in technology through models like EaaS could allow buildings to use 30 to 40% lessenergy than buildings of previous generations. Improving the quality of the environment as well as your bottom line! 

What makes our Energy as a Service different to the rest?

By combining all energy related costs under one trusted and transparent contract, we can unlock guaranteed cost and carbon savings for your business. We do this through our Desktop Energy Optimisation Report. All of the savings identified are provided with an insurance backed guarantee to ensure you achieve 100% of the forecasted cost savings.

To find out more about what EaaS can do and start your energy efficiency journey with us, please click here.