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4 Reasons You Should Consider an Energy Broker vs. an Energy Provider

Will McGinnis Aug 8, 2018 12:00:00 PM

There are two main options companies have when purchasing energy, go directly to the provider or work with an energy broker. What are the differences between the two and what works best for your business? A provider is the energy company - the entity selling and delivering the energy you use. An energy broker is a person who works with both energy providers and consumers to negotiate deals and supply data. Do you need an energy broker to help your company understand and put energy plans and rates in place? Most likely the answer to that question is yes. Here is a closer look at the differences between what an energy provider does and what an energy consultant does.

The Difference between a Provider and an Energy Broker

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3 Factors to Consider When Buying Energy

Will McGinnis Jul 25, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Energy rates are determined by a number of factors, some more complicated than others. Trying to sort through these concepts alone can leave one feeling frustrated. An energy broker makes the process of choosing an energy provider and product less stressful by using their years of accumulated industry knowledge and experience. Knowing the ins-and-outs of the industry helps the broker to find the product and price that suit a company and its specific needs the best. Three of the most important factors to discuss with your energy broker before making any decision:

1. Load Shape
2. Historical Usage
3. Location
Not only are these three concepts critical in determining the price of energy, but a strong understanding of them will allow you to increase efficiency and lower costs. 

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The Energy Broker's Role

Andrew Barth Apr 27, 2017 11:12:39 AM
On April 10th, an article was published on Energy Choice Matters, and subsequently on  Energy Manager Today that questioned the efforts of the broker community to create a better marketplace for our customers. As an organization made up of brokers, suppliers and multiple affiliate members, I feel it’s important to engage in a healthy conversation about the market, its direction and our place in it.
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The 4 Types of Energy Brokers You Meet

Jared Crane Mar 17, 2016 8:02:00 AM

Home and business owners alike often struggle with selecting the energy consultant that is right for them or their business. If you've made the decision to move forward with a third party, we recommend paying close attention to the company with whom you are partnering. There are numerous energy brokers you’ll come across, but they all tend to fall into one of four categories.

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