“As a Service” Business Models in a Regulated World

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

As a Service business models, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Transportation as a Service (TaaS) and Efficiency/Energy as a Service (EaaS), are proliferating. These models promise to shift cost flows toward expense-based and away from capital-based (asset) structures. However, long-established regulatory bias toward capital investments mean that these new business models face several hurdles. This panel will discuss the full range of regulatory, accounting, and market opportunity elements as utilities and industry shift toward more off-balance sheet services.

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