Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) represent 90% of all businesses and consume 40-50% of the nation’s energy. Yet, less than 2% of SMBs participate in their utility’s energy efficiency or demand side management (DSM) program each year. Barriers ranging from lack of time to lack of capital and financing stand in the way of SMBs realizing the benefits of energy saving opportunities. At the same time, utilities are spending significant DSM program dollars for limited return.
Ecova’s SMB Managed Energy solution solves these challenges with a comprehensive program that delivers an integrated energy efficiency and demand response solution for utility SMB customers. SMB Managed Energy leverages business data, virtual energy analytics and innovative marketing techniques to target and engage SMBs with high savings potential, finance and implement projects entirely, and deliver cost savings to the customer.
Through a breakthrough financing and pay-for-performance structure, SMB Managed Energy is a cost-effective alternative to traditional SMB programs by providing a risk-free, seamless and personalized energy experience for customers. The program delivers a portfolio of proven demand-side management solutions to drive HVAC, operational and lighting savings, and more.
“We have a difficult challenge enrolling customers [in our demand response program], let alone doing it cost-effectively because customers don’t want to pay for this service. This is an easy decision – you’ve removed the majority of the risk.”
-Pacific Gas & Electric