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.


India



	Share of activity
Residential	0
Transport	0
Non-Residential 	0
Industry	100
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	Share of activity
Public	1
Private	99
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	Share of contracts
Energy Performance Contract Shared Saving 	90
Energy Performance Contract Guaranteed Saving	10
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Insights

Energy Efficiency Services Limted (EESL) is the only public ESCO accounting for the majority of ESCO activity.

Average duration of ESCO projects in India is six months to three years

Survey Data

ESCO projects are funded by debt borrowed by clients using a traditional collateral based lending system tied to the client's credit.