The rise of service models in the energy industry

To deliver cost benefits to both businesses end users and enhance resilience and adaptability, energy is moving away from being a universal commodity to an integrated and often digital service (or EaaS).

Executive summary

From commodities and components to end-to-end solutions


Shifting the focus towards services and solutions allows companies to reduce asset ownership, allowing them to more easily adapt to technological advances and seize new market opportunities.


By organizing in massive digital ecosystems, stakeholders can pool resources, spread risk and accelerate the scale of new models and offers.


The advent of renewables and the growing trend of decentralization adds complexity to the system and renders traditional models ineffective.


To minimize complexity and increase customer-centricity, energy is moving away from being a universal commodity to an integrated and often digital service.


Stakeholders across the energy value chain must collaborate, bundle competencies and develop new services together.


Transformation of the industry

From energy as a commodity to Energy-as-a-Service

To minimize complexity and increase customer-centricity in an increasingly decentralized landscape, energy is becoming more integrated, digitized and service-oriented. 

Buying behavior

Increased adaptability

By reducing large one-off costs, companies in the energy industry can more easily scale and innovate. OPEX-based financing allows companies to more easily adapt or extend their solutions, and consistently keep up with the latest technology.

Growth of the EaaS-market

A look into the future

The EaaS market is expected to flourish in the coming years, driven by a focus on innovative solutions and optimization services that lower the costs and maximize the efficiency of renewable energy. 

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