Purchasing energy use to be so simple. In a monopoly environment, you had no choices to make. You just took what they gave you. But now that energy has been deregulated, there are so many factors to consider that it’s easy to lose sight of key factors, fine print and hidden fees…and end up paying […]
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Conducting RFPs (Request for Proposal) for procuring commodities and services is an established practice, many times a mandate of the organization. But what many have found is RFPs are not the best tool for the procurement of electricity. Why? Electricity prices are like the stock market. There can be huge swings and short deadlines which […]
Now that energy markets have been deregulated and power suppliers have to compete with each other for your business, things have gotten…a little complicated to say the least. To make their prices look as attractive as possible, providers are playing some funny games with rates and fees and hidden “ancillary charges” Here are a few things they hope you […]
The original purpose of aggregation groups was to get different energy suppliers to competitively bid against each other to provide the group with the lowest rate. However, in today’s energy climate, it doesn’t always work out the best for every participant in the pool. Here are some of the pros and cons of energy aggregation. […]
With the current competitive environment in deregulated electricity, it’s no wonder most people who purchase commercial electricity are tired of pushy “energy sales guys” who come calling around renewal time. If you don’t need the hassle but also want to be assured you find the best deal for your business, there is an option you may not have considered. […]