Navigant Research Report Finds Improved Software Platform Capabilities Will be Key to Financing Distributed Energy Resources for Commercial and Industrial Energy Users

Commercial and industrial energy users are seeking
balance-sheet-backed vendors that can guarantee energy and cost savings
through innovative DER financing offerings

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DER–A new report from Navigant
Research
explores emerging distributed energy resources (DER)
software platform capabilities to enable improved financing solutions
for commercial and industrial (C&I) energy users.

As the energy transformation takes hold, C&I energy users are
increasingly interested in new DER solutions that can reduce energy use
and spend without CAPEX or a negative impact on their day-to-day
operations. Intelligent building and DER software platforms can help,
but will need to demonstrate improved integrated analytics, operational
control, and optimization capabilities to ensure energy savings from
customer-sited DER. Click
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these capabilities will become key to meeting the DER financing needs of
C&I energy users, DER financiers, DER solutions providers, project
developers, utilities, energy service providers, and energy suppliers.

“C&I energy users seek balance-sheet-backed vendors that can guarantee
energy and cost savings through innovative DER financing offerings,”
says William Tokash, senior research analyst with Navigant Research.
“Improved DER software platform capabilities will be needed to deploy
financed solutions across increasingly complex use case scenarios to
meet customers’ needs for energy and cost reductions.”

For stakeholders in this space, Navigant Research recommends intelligent
building and DER software platform technology providers work together to
improve DER financing and create more predictable customer savings from
financed solutions via integrated analytics. Meanwhile, utilities,
utility service companies, and DER solutions providers should work
together to implement integrated software platform capabilities.

The report, Driving
Improved DER Financing with New Software Platform Capabilities
,
examines how new DER solutions can be financed to avoid CAPEX and meet
the sustainability and operational efficiency needs of C&I energy users.
The study explores trends related to C&I utility customers seeking
broader energy savings via innovative DER financing. It also examines
the integrated DER software platform capabilities required to meet
stakeholder needs and efforts to develop and drive these capabilities,
as well as improved DER financing. An Executive Summary of the report is
available for free download on the Navigant
Research website
.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides
market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often
highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research
focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology
markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry
analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep
examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the
Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation
Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information
about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services
firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s
professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical
expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage
and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and
clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or
legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare,
energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory,
consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s
practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and
delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found
at navigant.com.

* The information contained in this press release concerning the
report,
Driving Improved DER Financing with New Software Platform
Capabilities, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current
expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions
and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ
materially from those contained in this press release or the report.
Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the
assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies
used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant
undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in
this press release or the report.

Contacts

Navigant Research
Lindsay Funicello-Paul, +1-781-270-8456
lindsay.funicello.paul@navigant.com

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