Energy Procurement

In an effort to track the energy use of large commercial properties, most major U.S. cities have mandated benchmarking. Benchmarking requires property owners to annually measure their energy and water consumption and report usage to their cities through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Environmental Protection...

You may not be aware of it, but you probably use some form of benchmarking in your everyday life. Simply put, benchmarking is comparing one's processes and performance metrics to others that are similar. Athletes compare their performance to that of their competitors. The use...

Consultants are very much a part of our culture. We use consultants all the time, although we may not call them that. Stockbrokers, lawyers, accountants and doctors are all professionals we consult when we need a subject matter expert. The job of an energy consultant...

For many years, businesses had to use the energy supplier that their energy company provided. And that was it. The price was set, and they could do nothing about it. Despite how high their energy costs might be, they could not change energy suppliers. Then...

This winter is starting off as one of the coldest winters on record. Energy costs are escalating daily. We have no choice but to pay if we want to keep our homes and offices (and the people inside them) warm. But how do you know...

The number one question we get from customers is “When is the best time to buy my energy?”  Customers have been advised by other suppliers and brokers that the best months to enter future contracts are April, as summer approaches, or October, in anticipation of winter....