Intelligent energy plans are vital to ensuring you are achieving maximum cost avoidance on your bills.
As energy brokers, we design effective energy plans with you that are tailored to your business. This encompasses a meticulous 5-step process that saves you money, time, energy, and stress. Our simple, transparent, and thorough methods ensure that you are gaining the utmost value for your energy plan.
While each client requires a tailored approach, our general contract design process is as follows:
A tailored energy plan & pricing strategy are vital to ensuring you business is reducing energy bill costs.
In this first step, we work closely with you to gain a complete understanding of your business and budget goals. To do this, we perform an intensive analysis and thorough risk tolerance study. Once we know your business, we educate you on the basics of purchasing strategies. After this, we customize one for you that will reduce costs while protecting your budget from volatile price surges.
During the billing and account scrub, we review your energy bills, load factors, rate structures, past usage, and past contracts. In this part of the process, we determine your needs, pain points, and how to best resolve them. It also informs us on how we can best advocate for you in the market.
Also in this step, we would discover if your facility could benefit from an efficiency or renewable energy project. These projects include connecting to solar energy, LED lighting enhancements, distributed generation, and much more.*
After this has been completed, we present you with a report of our findings and our energy plan recommendations.
*An efficiency or renewable energy project can change the contract design process timeline. The project would have to be completed before we move on to getting your pricing.
In this step, using all the knowledge we’ve gained, we create a Request for Proposal (RFP). We posture this in the market to a variety of trustworthy energy suppliers & energy providers. Suppliers compete for your energy contract, which pressures them to present us with the best possible price for your load.
To ensure your energy plans are fully protected, we carefully vet each energy supplier we choose to work with. Here we look at their history, financial stability, hedging practices, risk management, customer service record, and a multiple other factors. We only show you proposals from fully vetted, trustworthy, and reliable energy suppliers. This is because we value the protection of our clients first and foremost.
Next, we come to you with a full report of the strategy and price proposals from the energy suppliers. Although the choice is ultimately yours, we make a recommendation on which one we think you should purchase through.
Once you’ve chosen an energy plan, we scrutinize each line of the contract they’ve presented. We negotiate with them to ensure the contract is fortified, has strong terms and conditions and has price protection guarantees. We recap the strategy with you, compose the final contract and review it to ensure everything meets your expectations.
Once you’ve approved everything, we begin executing the contract and purchasing strategy for your energy procurement. This is the last step in our design process, however, it is not the last of our work with you. No matter the strategy, we continuously maintain your contract, watching for market movement pricing changes for its entire length. This is to make sure you are protected from price volatility while taking advantage of market lows.
Our Energy Advisors also continuously check in with you to ensure you’re pleased with everything. They also help lock in pieces of your future contracts to capture more market lows before your current contract’s end!
The Best Practice Energy White Glove Experience for Energy Plans
Another part of our contract design process that sets us apart is our long-standing relationships with energy suppliers.
We’ve spent years cultivating these relationships all over the country to provide our clients with a White Glove Experience. This provides multiple benefits including enrollment confirmation, simple transactions, prevents hidden ‘gotchas’ in contracts, offers fortified terms and conditions, gives you the option of longer and increased payment terms, and ensures that your company has the highest priority on any and all customer service issues. There’s a reason why our customer retention rate is well above 90%!
The Right Energy Plans for Your Business
Avoiding costs on your electricity and natural gas bills is the result of a strong contract.
The attention to detail that we put into our clients’ contracts is one of our biggest differentiators from other brokers. Very few of them perform this type of comprehensive review and granular construction. Our goal is to ensure your contract is fully optimized, tailored, and mitigated of all potential risk. To experience our contract design process firsthand, contact us today to embark on your own electricity or natural gas procurement journey!