Energy Brokerage

Energy deregulation has broken the single-utility model and allowed a variety of suppliers to complete for market share. Commercial decision makers have lots of options on products, price and term. What they may not have is time to sort through it all.

14825981_sThe broker teams at Energy Professionals, and the independent brokers under the US Power and Gas umbrella, work with their commercial customers to sharpen their energy-buying strategies and then shop the competitive marketplace on their behalf to secure the best possible price.

Energy Professionals and US Power and Gas rely on long-standing relationships with some of the largest energy suppliers in North America. They speak a common language, and can translate the jargon into a common-sense alternative for their retail customers.

It’s not a one-size fits all process. Energy brokers conduct an initial interview with the decision maker to determine the complexities of their energy needs. They consider the customer’s risk tolerance, operating cycles and future business plans. They examine electricity and natural gas bills to determine rate class, usage history and load profiles. Then the heavy lifting begins:

  • The brokers prepare a request for proposal on their customer’s behalf and submits to several qualified energy suppliers
  • They identify the lowest bid and further negotiate any contract details
  • Once the contract is executed, the supplier submits all paperwork to the customer’s utility.
  • The brokers monitor the transaction to ensure a seamless switch in suppliers.
  • They remain on call as the customer’s utility consultant for any questions they might have regarding energy billings, and maintain a relationship with the customer throughout the course of their contract.
  • Approaching renewal, they reassess the customer’s needs and prepare another request for proposal.

The consultants of Energy Professionals and US Power and Gas will evaluate their customers’ energy use and recommend the product that best fits their individual needs, so they can stop worrying about their energy costs and focus on what’s most important: running their business.