Energy-as-a-Service Model Offers Convenience and Affordability to Residential Customers
- Aug 4, 2019 9:30 pm GMT
In January 2018 I published an article about the Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) model and how it can be used by companies to maximize efficiency and reduce costs. I wrote, “Like other as-a-service models — such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) — EaaS removes management headaches while delivering a consistent, reliable experience.”
All of that is still true, but now energy providers are thinking more about how this model can be deployed with residential customers. Instead of comparing the EaaS model to SaaS and IaaS, these providers are likening it to Netflix, Blue Apron, Amazon Prime, and other subscription services customers are familiar with. Another subscription-based plan this model can be compared to is a mobile one in which the customer chooses between options for unlimited calling, texting, and data per month. Residential customers can benefit from this model, deriving a predictable monthly bill, and affordable access to distributed energy resources.
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