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
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.