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All About Energy

Get Your Team to Approve a New Energy Strategy Plan

Will McGinnis Jul 5, 2018 9:58:00 AM
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It is no secret that energy is an expensive part of doing business. However, with the right plan and approach, you can make your energy spend work for you. Keep reading for 5 tips on how to get your team to agree to an updated energy plan.

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Key Strategies for Energy Contract Negotiation

Jared Crane Jan 24, 2018 8:48:39 AM
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Sometimes companies can spend so much time trying to get the best deal that they are left with few options and higher rates as their energy renewal contract date looms near. Commercial energy brokers know that the best rates occur when you negotiate for energy far into the future, but to get those rates, you have to understand your business’s needs first.

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How to Guarantee a Beneficial Energy Contract

Jared Crane Jan 23, 2018 3:03:00 PM
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A Beneficial energy contract is one that addresses all of the concerns that your company has about energy pricing, risk, and usage. These concerns also apply to your energy contract and pricing strategy that bests fits your risk level and usage needs. Being able to negotiate a contract that addresses all of those points and concerns is difficult. That’s where energy management brokers come into the picture.


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Best and Worst Times to Sign an Energy Contract

Jared Crane Aug 3, 2017 9:18:00 AM
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Energy procurement is an ongoing cycle. It is critical that you procure energy at the right time so that you avoid paying for energy at premium rates. Like everything in the supply and demand model, there are best and worst times to enter into negotiations. If your job requirement is that you become the energy broker for your company, then take a deep breath and relax as we are about to make your job a little easier.


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Demand Response Program Hesitations Keeping you from Making Money

Jim Kordoban Jul 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM
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Facilities that use large amounts of electricity have often heard of demand response programs, or are active participants.  Demand Response programs typically compensate facilities based on curtailment during a specified time period.  The utility or market operator will call an event during times when the electrical grid is under a considerable amount of stress from high demand or lack of adequate generation.  Ultimately, more generation is produced or curtailment is called to help prevent a rolling brownout or blackout.  For many organizations, the idea of shutting off, curtailing, or adjusting energy use can be a scary thought!  Whether you’re a building manager concerned about tenant comfort, a data center operations manager who is worried about uninterruptible power, or a plant engineer focused on product quality, you’ve got a business to run and your operations come first. 


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Major Impacts on the Cost of Energy

Jared Crane Jun 27, 2017 10:10:00 AM
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There are many factors that impact the cost of energy but perhaps the greatest is simply the power of supply and demand. Even Issues like energy deregulation, political unrest, and voter initiatives take a backseat to the power of supply and demand. That is because of "time", which is not a single quantitative force here, plays a very large role in the available energy supply and the demand for energy.


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4 Ways Energy Deregulation Saves you Money

Caroline Haywood May 19, 2017 11:35:08 AM
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Every year, more and more states are choosing to deregulate their energy markets, but what exactly does that entail for you, the consumer? It may seem like this is just another step to confuse you in the process of powering your business or home, but in reality deregulation is actually one step towards savings.

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3 Ways to Lower Your Energy Costs Almost Immediately

Eli Sachs Mar 30, 2017 11:44:07 AM
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From turning off lights more frequently in your business to making sure all unused devices are unplugged, it seems like every cost saving tip and trick take a lot of effort and a long time before you see any results on your bill. When time is of the essence, savings can't come quickly enough. Here are three ways to not only lower your energy costs, but how to save starting now.

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How to Switch to a New Energy Supplier in 5 Steps

Caroline Haywood Mar 2, 2017 7:45:00 AM
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Choosing an energy supplier can be a daunting task. Now more than ever, thanks to the deregulation of energy markets in
states across the U.S., people have the power to choose their provider. Despite this, many business owners are left with more questions than answers. How do you take the first step towards savings? How do you know that you are making the right decision?

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Lowering Your Energy Costs with 4CP

Incite Energy Feb 23, 2017 7:35:00 AM
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With summer right around the corner, it's time to start planning your energy strategy. During summer, there four coincidental peaks (4CP) that determine how much you pay in transmission costs on your energy bills in the following year. 

 

During the late afternoon, temperatures are at their highest (if it's not raining). Businesses and offices are still open and a lot people are just getting home, so the number of places using air conditioning goes up. This is when supply and demand really kicks in. As demand goes up and supply goes down, the delivery prices of electricity can skyrocket.

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