16 Sep '11, 1pm

New 21st Century Business Model Emerging for Utilities: A new business model is quietly emerging that allows uti...

Changes in fossil fuel markets and updates to environmental regulations are making it more difficult for utilities to provide power at reasonable rates. In response to this challenge, a new business model is quietly emerging that allows utilities to sustainably grow and profit from helping their customers save energy and money. A new paper released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), "The Old Model Isn't Working: Creating the Energy Utility for the 21st Century", describes the new business model and its potential to lead the nation into an energy paradigm shift. "At the heart of the issue is the way that utilities currently make money by selling energy and building new power plants and transmission lines, instead of selling an energy service. This means that a utility is discouraged from investing in technologies and programs that reduce ...

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