Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
The energy and utility consulting services market has a buyer power score of 3.4, indicating a medium-high level of buyer negotiating power. Buyers benefit from stable prices, low market share concentration and a low risk of vendors becoming financially unstable, says IBISWorld analyst Natalie Everett. Factors that diminish buyer's negotiating power include the low availability of substitute services and a high degree of specialization in this field.
Popular energy and utility consulting services include feasibility studies for implementing new plans and procedures, efficiency modeling, and advisement on best practices for market design, asset management, renewable energy, energy storage, smart metering, water and energy conservation, and other specific and technical topics, continues Everett. Although this service is highly specialized and few substitutes exist, seeking consultation service is generally not required and instead is largely voluntary, giving buyers some degree of leverage in negotiations.
That said, this growing field offers many options for buyers, with service providers competing strongly for their business, particularly on smaller projects. The top four firms in the market capture about 14.0% of the national market because most firms specialize in the unique challenges of their immediate geographical area. Examples of major vendors include Analysis Group Inc., Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP and CH2M Hill. Small local firms are familiar with the area's topography and infrastructure, which is beneficial to buyers. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Energy & Utility Consulting Services procurement category market research report page.
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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics
This report is intended to assist buyers of energy and utility consulting services. Suppliers of this service assess the buyer’s facilities to determine where energy is being wasted and what actions can be taken to reduce energy costs. These services are sometimes referred to as energy or utility auditing. This report does not include general consulting services for businesses operating in the energy and utility sectors.
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