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Driving forces for and barriers to providing energy services: a study of local and regional energy companies in Sweden
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Energy Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
2017 (English)In: Energy Efficiency, ISSN 1570-646X, E-ISSN 1570-6478, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 21-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Improving energy efficiency is a cornerstone in climate change mitigation, and energy services are portrayed as a promising market-based approach to achieve this. This paper examines the barriers to, and driving forces needed for, the implementation of energy services from the perspective of Swedish local and regional energy companies. This includes an analysis of the resources needed in three phases of energy service implementation, i.e., development, sales, and deployment. The results indicate a supply-side interest in providing energy services, with the major challenges being related to (a) intra-organizational issues such as a lack of strategic direction and intent and (b) a perceived lack of knowledge, interest, and trust on the part of potential energy service customers. The paper concludes with managerial and policy implications on how an increased focus and impact of energy service can be achieved among local and regional companies.

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Springer, 2017. Vol. 10, no 1, p. 21-39
Keywords [en]
Energy services, Local and regional energy companies, EPC, ESCO, Energy efficiency, Barrier, Driving force
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134119DOI: 10.1007/s12053-016-9437-8ISI: 000394263100002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-134119DiVA, id: diva2:1067894
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Energitjänster i energibolag – ett ökat värdeskapande med kunden i fokus
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Swedish Energy Agency
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Funding agencies: Swedish Energy Agency

Available from: 2017-01-23 Created: 2017-01-23 Last updated: 2017-11-29

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