Energy service companies in developing countries: potential and practice

Investment in clean energy technologies in developing countries is a key component of achieving global commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. One mechanism to promote investment in energy efficiency technologies is through energy performance contracting (EPC) undertaken by Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). Under EPC, an ESCO designs and installs energy efficient technology for clients in the public, industrial, residential or commercial sector. The ESCOs