Energy outsourcing as a service of energy service companies: justification of expedience and possibilities

Halyna Lyakhovych, Petro Putsenteilo, Oksana Vakun


Addressing energy efficiency in Ukraine requires the introduction of new methods, ways to achieve this goal, including outsourcing. The study aims to describe the theoretical foundations of outsourcing in the energy sector, ie outsourcing by energy service companies, which will determine the direction of assessing the feasibility and effectiveness of its use in the practice of enterprises.

To eliminate the unconventionality of the concepts in the course of the study revealed the position of scientists on the interpretation of the concept of "outsourcing". It is established that the preconditions and main goals of outsourcing business processes also apply to the energy sector.

The specifics of substantiation of the choice between outsourcing and vertical integration to increase efficiency in the energy sector are revealed.

In the study of setting boundaries for the choice of outsourcing or vertical integration, the theory of transaction costs was used, according to which the amount of transaction costs depends on: 1) the frequency of operations (frequency of maintenance of the electricity industry); 2) uncertainty; 3) the specifics of the assets involved in the agreement (electrical personnel with the appropriate level of education, qualifications sufficient for technical calculations; the required stock of electrical parts). Taking these factors into account allows you to find the optimal relationship between cost-effectiveness and security of energy use, and thus justify decisions on the feasibility / inexpediency of outsourcing energy responsibilities.


outsourcing; energy outsourcing; energy sphere; vertical integration; transaction cost theory

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