Fixed electricity rates provide customer with budget certainty and protection from price volatility. It is important to both pick the right provider and pick the right time to lock in a fixed rate. We monitor the market to proactively notify our customers of opportunities to reduce fixed rates.
At any given moment, the Public Utility Commission is monitoring the electricity grid to ensure that there is a surplus of electricity to avoid outages. This has created the MCPE (Market Clearing Price of Electricity) as an additional variable product available to Texans. There are risks associated with MCPE but depending on your outlook and the way in which your meters consume electricity, there are also significant rewards.
A heat rate is a measure of a electricity plant's efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A heat rate for retail customers represents the relationship between natural gas and electricity rates. Long term relationships may be established with providers without locking in the cost of natural gas. Your outlook on natural gas and your tolerance for risk are determining factors in whether heat rates might be a good option for your company.
Companies are able to receive financial incentives for participating in PUC sponsored curtailment programs. During periods of peak demand, the PUC is able to meet needs more efficiently if they are able to request curtailment of consumption from participants. This helps in avoiding brown out and black out conditions. Substantial financial incentives are provided for companies participating in LAARs and EILS programs. Companies that currently have or are planning to install backup generation are great candidates.
Renewable energy resources are replenished by the sun, wind, rainfall, and organic matter. Businesses understand that customers increasingly want to support environmental responsibility. Businesses seeking to "green up" their electric supply can find benefit in obtaining recognizable statuses such as points toward LEED Certification and EPA Green Power Partnership. We are available to source and tailor solutions to meet specifics necessary to gain these certifications or just offset your carbon footprint.
Managing electricity for Multi-Family properties can be a difficult task that can effect a property's bottom line. There are only a handful of retail electricity suppliers that are able to service multi-family property needs in Texas. We provide an unbiased presentation of these suppliers and their capabilities. Capabilities include on-line reporting, monthly invoicing, and on-line unit management. From the Continuing Service Agreement (CSA) to the Common Area Agreement (CAA) we are able to negotiate aggressive rates with the most suitable provider.