How EESL Works (Business Models)

EESL Business Models

EESL has designed an innovative business model that is scalable, flexible, embraces different and emerging technologies, is independent of public funding, and incentivises all stakeholders. Capable of delivering outcomes in a time-bound manner to enable more, it has the power to unlock demand in sectors where none existed. EESL can therefore drive large-scale initiatives to create markets for disruptive solutions.

The business model:

  • Is simple and easy to comprehend, ensuring high adoption of solutions, thereby creating value for stakeholders by addressing sector-specific barriers
  • Enables availability of future-ready solutions that are relevant to all sections of society – individuals, institutions, utilities, and governments
  • Has low transaction cost, to enable ease of adoption, scalability and replicability across geographies
  • Is flexible and agnostic of technologies, platforms, and solutions, and can drive markets across the value chain, from LED bulbs and solar photovoltaic (PV) plants to electric vehicles
  • Has tangible and lasting economic and social benefits, and encourages all sections of the value chain
  • Effectively communicates benefits to stakeholders to stimulate their participation
  • Transparently disseminates performance-based outcomes and outputs in the public domain to enhance credibility and drive demand

Enabling smooth implementation of our programmes, we work on two specific models:

Energy Service Company (ESCO) Model

Under this model, we undertake the entire upfront investment for the project, instead of relying on consumers or clients. The investment is recovered through periodic instalments which result from deemed energy savings over a mutually agreed-upon project period. Operation and maintenance of new equipment is liability of EESL during the contract period. This can enforce effective product warranties to ensure minimal downtime due to equipment malfunctions.

Project Management Consultant (PMC) Model

Under this model, EESL plays the role of Project Management Consultant (PMC) for project implementation. The upfront investment for the project in this model is borne by the client. For a one-time payment cost of services for energy efficiency projects, our client receives a lifetime of energy savings, translating to monetary savings