Energy Service Companies

At the heart of innovative financing models for efficiency

Energy service companies (ESCOs) deliver energy efficiency projects that are financed based on energy savings. Given the need to rapidly and significantly increase financing for energy efficiency, interest in ESCO business models is growing.


The following information is derived from both QualitEE's energy efficiency service's analysis and the JRC's 2017 report, Energy Service Companies in the EU


Survey Data

Austrian Energy Efficiency Law is the country's main energy efficiency law with an aim of increasing of energy efficiency of 20% until 2020.

The QualitEE survey has collected data surrounding the main drivers and barriers of business for ESCOs in Austria. This is an excellent opportunity to compare the structural differences of ESCO markets to identify policies or mechanisms that account for such variance. Policies can then be built to complement existing drivers and overcome identified barriers.

QualitEE Data

QualitEE Data