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- Investment in behind-the-meter companies is growing rapidly
- Half of all investment by energy companies in 1H 2017 directed toward behind-the-meter specialists
U.S. utility holding company behind-the-meter investment
Some of the largest U.S. energy companies are betting on a distributed future. Utility holding company investment in firms specializing in customer-facing, or “behind-the-meter,” products and services has grown rapidly, accounting for more than half of all utility clean energy venture capital deals and acquisitions since 2015. Engie SA, Edison International, Exelon Corp. and others have built diverse portfolios of clean energy startups that serve existing and prospective customers. The trend remains limited to the largest U.S. energy players — a clear divergence from Europe, where utilities are fretting about how to woo customers.
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