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1 Yoshiki Ogawa Professor, the Department of Policy Studies, the Faculty of Economics, Toyo University, Japan The 34 th IAEE International Conference, Stockholm, June 22, 2011

2 Market size:US$12 mil. (5.8%) in 1998 to US$478 mil. (64%) in 2007 ESCO activities in Japan has drastically increased since 2001

3 ESCO Activities in USA was started in 1970s and increased in 1990s Also increased recently due to ESPC (Energy performance service contract) effectuated again from 2004 and reached to US$4,100 mil (Source) Reports made by Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

4 ESCO activities in China was started by 3 large EMCs in 1997 Market size:US$104 mil. (43%) in 2003 to US$1,619 mil. (32%) in 2008 ESCO in China increased drastically in due to the loan guarantee

5 ESP: Energy Service Provider (Large size SSC) Market share: SSC+ESP 90%, GSC 10%, number share GSC 61% Small investment => GSC, large investment, long-term contract => SSC ESCO in business sector increased recently due to oil price hike No of ESCO enterprises from 16 (beginning) to 121 (now) ESCO in Public sector (local gov., state univ., etc. ) reached to 87% ESCO in private facilities less than 15% (different from in Japan) Almost all ESCO was made by GSC after 1996 Before 25-30% SSC No of ESCO enterprises from 63 (2000) to 40 (now) 12 ESCO 88% No. of ESCO enterprises from first 3 via 59 (2003) to 454 (now) The numerous smaller ESCO has entered into the market recently ESCO was mainly made by SSC (70%) in buildings GSC in industry Smaller ESCO just sales of saving equipment short recovery years SSC: Shared Saving Contract, GSC: Guaranteed Saving Contract

6 (1) Higher risk of investment recovery (2) Imperfect information on energy saving potential (3) Sunk cost difficult to estimate or easy to overlook (4) Individual peculiarity and variety (5) Difficulty in capital arrangement (6) Opposite selection due to asymmetric information (7) Inconsistency of incentives among different players (1) Partially ideal behavior due to limited perception and information (2) Force of habits and customs (3) Credibility to options (4) Individual sense of values (1) Structure of power in the organization (2) Culture different from individual organization

7 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, and 15 years The longer contract period means the longer recovery time of investment and the lower profitability Customers own manage (S-repair), GSC and SSC GSC: ESCO covers initial 5 years (maximum), guarantee the performance and get 5% of energy saving money SSC: ESCO covers whole contract period, guarantee the accidents and the performance and get 49% of total profit

8 Case 1: Non-risk Assumed no accident and no performance down Case 2: Existing risks Shutdown by accident: assumed probability 2%/Year Performance 20% down: assumed probability 5%/Year Performance 50% down: assumed probability 3%/Year Case 3: Existing risks + Asymmetric information SSC: Probabilities are the same as Case 2. GSC: Probabilities changes only in the covering period (max. 5 years) shown bellow After then the same as customers own manage Shutdown by accident: assumed probability 3%/Year Performance 20% down: assumed probability 7.5%/Year Performance 50% down: assumed probability 4.5%/Year Customers own manage Shutdown by accident: assumed probability 4%/Year Performance 20% down: assumed probability 10%/Year Performance 50% down: assumed probability 6%/Year

9 Contract period = 10 years

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11 In the case of existing risks + asymmetric information (Case 3), the customer profit decreases rapidly in customer own manage case and GSC. Thus, the results suggest that SSC can play a certain role in order to avoid several risks possible to happen and losses due to asymmetric information.

12 S-repair: Customers own manage

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14 In the case of the shorter recovery intervals of investment such as 3 years and 5 years, the profit difference among customer own manage, GSC and SSC is significantly large. Therefore, SSC could not have advantage in shorter period. In the case of longer recovery intervals of investment such as 10 years and 15 years, the profitability of energy savings becomes lower and the profit difference among customer own manage, GSC and SSC is not so large. Therefore, SSC can play an important role on energy savings activities in longer period.

15 We compared saving activities by customers own manage, GSC or SSC. The customer profit decreases more rapidly in customer own manage and GSC than SSC (Case 3). SSC can play a certain role to avoid some risks and losses due to asymmetric information. In recent years, GSC has become a main stream in USA. Though SSC has been mainly developed in Japan, GSC will be reconsidered in Japan, because the burden of SSC is too large for ESCO. On the other hand, in Asian countries, especially in China, SSC will play a important role to promote saving activities from now. In Japan, new systems such as emission trading, domestic CDM etc. is developed to cope with CO2 reductions in smaller businesses, offices and homes. It is important to relate ESCO to these newly developed systems. We conclude that ESCO will be important for achieving energy saving and reducing CO2 emissions in Japan and Asian Countries. We also need to consider how to remove various barriers for energy saving and how to promote ESCO in Japan and Asian Countries, especially in China.


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