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Green Quadrant® UK Energy Services

Date: 09 May 2016

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This report provides individuals responsible for selecting, implementing and managing energy projects from energy procurement through to project implementation with a detailed benchmark of 18 providers of energy services for the private and public sector in the UK. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis combines benchmark data from supplier interviews, responses to an 86-point questionnaire and a survey with a panel of 15 budget holders for energy services. Four suppliers are included based on publicly available information. Our fact-based analysis concludes that six providers lead the market: they offer the deepest set of capabilities and are taking advantage of Internet of Things technologies to tackle a broader scope than just energy management. The analysis also reveals that other providers have developed specialist industry-level expertise, or are leading in specific areas such as heat networks.


The State Of The Market For UK Energy Services
Energy Services Suppliers Are Moving Towards End-To-End Offerings
Winning Propositions Will Leverage IoT Technologies To Tackle A Broader Scope

Customers Are Looking To Streamline Their Suppliers Of Energy Services
Firms Have Made Most Progress In Deploying Energy Data Collection Devices
Energy Procurement Is The Most Likely Service To Be Outsourced
Firms Plan To Keep Energy Services Spending Flat Or Increase At A Cautious Pace In 2016
Spending Growth Will Come From Penetration Increases Rather Than Budget Growth
Buyers Look For Energy Services Providers To Have Systems Integration Capabilities

Green Quadrant® UK Energy Services
Ameresco’s Strengths Span Energy Procurement And Project Implementation
Breathe Energy Provides Best-In-Class Capabilities For Public Sector EPCs
British Gas Has A Strong Proposition For Building Energy Management
Carbon Credentials Excels In Delivering Energy Optimization Strategies
CBRE Supports Large Developments In Reducing Their Environmental Impact
E.ON Is The Pacesetter For Remote Energy Management Services
EDF Energy Offers Its Customers Energy Monitoring And Targeting Capabilities
ENGIE Demonstrates Capabilities To Design, Implement And Maintain Energy Management Systems For Buildings
Honeywell Merges Building Automation With Energy Management Services
Inenco Has Built Up Strength Beyond Its Traditional Focus On Energy Procurement And Utility Bill Management
ISS Brings Facilities Management And Energy Services Under One Roof
Mitie Energy Provides Strong Capabilities Across The Energy Life Cycle
npower Business Solutions Offers Customers Ongoing Support To Manage Energy Programmes
Schneider Electric Provides Comprehensive Building Optimization Services
SSE Has Strengths In Building Management System Installations And Services
Utilitywise Leads The Market In Providing Energy Services To Small Firms
Verco Demonstrates Strengths In Optimizing Energy Usage For Manufacturing Firms
Vital Energi Group Has Built Up Strength Beyond Its Market-Leading Capability In Heat Networks


Figure 1. Three Phases Of UK Energy Services Market Development
Figure 2. Extent Of Investments In Energy Management Initiatives
Figure 3. Energy Management Processes Outsourced To External Firms
Figure 4. Expected Change In Spend On Electricity And Natural Gas In 2016 Compared To 2015
Figure 5. Expected Change In Spend On Energy Management In The Next Financial Year
Figure 6. Selection Criteria When Reviewing An Energy Services Provider
Figure 7. Capabilities Criteria For UK Energy Services
Figure 8. Momentum Criteria For UK Energy Services
Figure 9-1. Capability Scores For UK Energy Services Providers
Figure 9-2. Capability Scores For UK Energy Services Providers
Figure 10-1. Momentum Scores For UK Energy Services Providers
Figure 10-2. Momentum Scores For UK Energy Services Providers
Figure 11. Green Quadrant® UK Energy Services


Aberdeenshire Council, Accenture, Aldi, Ameresco, Anesco, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Arla Foods UK, ASDA, Barclays, Bath Spa University, Birbeck College, Birmingham City Council, BMSi, Boots, Bouygues Energy, Breathe Energy, Bridgpoint Development Capital, British Gas, Burger King, C3 Resources, Carbon and Energy Fund, Carbon Credentials, CarbonSystems, Carillion Breathe Limited, Carillion, CBRE, Centrica, Channel 4, Cheltenham General Hospital, Chipping Norton School, Cisco, City Inn Hotel, Cofely East London Energy, Cofely GDF SUEZ, Crown Estate, Cylon, Dairy Crest, DECC, Dell, Dixons, E.ON, Ealing Council, EDF, Elster, Energyexcel, EnergyQuote JHA, energyTEAM, EnerNOC, ENGIE, Envizi, ESG, Everyone Active, Evolve Energy, EY, Ford, GDF SUEZ, Glasgow City Council, Goldsmiths University, GSK, GSH Group, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, Heathrow Airport, Home Office, Honeywell, HSBC, ICON Communication Centres, IMServ, Inenco, Inprova, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Intermediate Capital Group, Interserve, Invensys, ISS, JLL, Jockey Club, John Radcliffe Hospital, Johnson Controls, Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Kiwi Power, Krispy Kreme, Land Rover, LDC, Leeds City Council, Lidl, Lloyd’s Banking Group, London Aquatics Centre, M J Mapp, M&C Energy Group, Marks & Spencer, Marsh Systems, Matalan, Matrix, MCW, Mettis Aerospace, Ministry of Defence, Mitie, Mitie Energy, Monier Group, Morrisons, MRH, National Audit Office, National Grid, National Railway Museum, Newnova Group, NG Bailey, NHS, Norland Managed Services, Nottingham City Council, npower, Nuffield Health, Ofgem, Oracle, Oxford Brookes University, Panoramic Power, Peterborough City Council, Power Efficiency, Priva, Rampton Hospital, Rolls-Royce, Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Mail, Rugby Football Union, RUMM, SABMiller, Sainsbury’s, SAP, Satchwell Systems, Scarborough Hospital, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Southern Rail, SSE, St George’s Hospital, Starbucks, Stark, Stephenson College, Summit Energy, Syngenta Limited, t-mac Technologies, TAC, Tesco, The Energy Services Partnership, Trellisworks, Trend, Tridium, Uniper, University of Exeter, University of Nottingham, University of Warwick, Utilitywise, Utilyx, Vauxhall, Verco, Verisae, Vinci Facilities, Vital Energi, Vitruvian Partners, Vodafone, VUR Village Hotels, Welsh Water, WEMS, WSP, York Teaching Hospital, Yuasa Batteries, Zoological Society London