Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC) is a non-profit organization of energy utilities and equipment manufacturers that promotes energy efficient natural gas solutions and systems for use by residential, commercial, and industrial energy users. The Center creates educational and marketing materials, case studies, training manuals, decision analysis software, and other tools and resources designed to enhance the success of those utility customer service professionals responsible for enhancing customer productivity, efficiency, reliability and comfort.
ESC works to:
Strengthen the Ability of Energy Utilities to Achieve Excellence in Serving All Customer Segments;
Accelerate the Introduction and Deployment of New Gas Solutions;
Enable Energy Customers to Achieve Conservation, Efficiency, and Environmental Goals through the Use of Natural Gas.
ESC builds partnerships between utilities and equipment manufacturers and vendors that create more effective ways to deliver improved energy solutions to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The Center also facilitates and manages demonstrations of new, energy efficient equipment at customer locations throughout North America. The Center educates and trains both utility staff and energy customers about the role natural gas can play in meeting customer efficiency, conservation, and environmental goals and objectives.
The Center’s success is based on the development of market-focused “consortia” consisting of energy utilities, equipment manufacturers and vendors, and trade allies that work together to bring natural gas solutions to specific customer segments. The member-driven consortia are the primary mechanism by which value and benefit are brought to the ESC membership.
ESC’s Technology & Market Assessment Forums are a high sought-after opportunity for equipment manufacturers and vendors of new gas equipment and related systems to educate North American utilities about new gas solutions and to propose innovative marketing partnerships.
ESC produces three customer magazines Gas Technology, Energy Solutions for Commercial Buildings, and Natural Living which highlight new applications of gas equipment and systems for the industrial, commercial, and residential markets respectively.
Energy utilities employ technical and marketing specialists responsible for building relationships with thousands of residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Since these specialists form the backbone of the Center’s consortia and Forums, the Center is uniquely positioned to introduce new, energy efficient natural gas solutions to thousands of end-users seeking to increase productivity, efficiency, reliability, and comfort.
A board of directors oversees the Center, which operates with an Executive Director and staff of five professionals. Offices are located in Washington, DC. Corporate memberships are available to energy utilities that distribute natural gas, and affiliate memberships are available to equipment manufacturers and vendors, consultants, and non-profit organizations.