Victoria ISD saves $1.3 million on electricity contract

QuotEnergy, LLC (QuotEnergy Advisors) helped Victoria Independent School District (VISD) procure another 90 million kWh of electricity to power its facilities. The resulting 5-year energy contract that begins in 2023 will secure over $1.3 million in savings for the district over successive terms and provide valuable budget certainty into 2028. Read more ….

Use solar as a hedge

Pricing in ERCOT is coming out of a stretch of historic low pricing.  So many customers go used to the low pricing as a norm and are now experiencing sticker shock. Especially those who have supply contracts that expire in 2018 and 2019.  Beyond working to get a low supply contract you should consider solar as a hedge against rising prices. Right now onsite solar pricing is on par with 3rd party rates, but when […]

Sign and Drive

I have an electricity contract already – please stop calling me! I get it. The number of calls, emails, webinar invitations, market reports, etc. you receive from energy brokers/suppliers is just overwhelming.  It is an eat what you kill industry and the salespeople are just doing their jobs, but it can be frustrating from the customer point of view.  What is worse is that the services they offer are pretty much the same.  And when […]

ERCOT predicts record peak demand this summer

This announcement is causing a pop in the short-term market.   Reduced supply coupled with possible increased demand and you get higher pricing, economics 101.  This does not mean there are not good buying opportunities out there, QuotEnergy Advisors manages your needs against the market to keep your costs down. Click Here To Read

Electric Grid Vulnerability – Today’s Real Threat

We at QEA to work diligently to reduce and manage our client’s energy spend, however what if there was no energy?  What if, god forbid, North Korea detonates an EMP over the USA and wipes out the grid?  It would take hours if not minutes for society to collapse. Do not take the grid for granted.   Scary thought for sure.  Let us hope that our leaders do not do anything to provoke such a […]

Procurement – We Get It

Energy Procurement is a big project for many schools and you have numerous options and inputs that add unnecessary confusion and frustration. We get it. QuotEnergy Advisors is different – we listen to you and deliver a transparent process based on your specific business requirements. Whether you need a formal RFP, a reverse auction, or a streamlined procurement using our interlocal approval, we do what is best for you in a straightforward, easy to understand […]

EV impact on the grid

I recently bought a car, and since I typically keep cars for 5+ years, it hit me that this could be my last internal combustion engine vehicle (EV).  EVs are going to disrupt the automotive industry and the electricity grid, so when I saw this article I thought I would share it. http://www.utilitydive.com/news/california-utilities-plot-ways-to-prep-grid-for-coming-ev-boom/503023/

American Energy Usage

There was an interesting article around the true use of energy in the USA that is worth reading. The article includes the pictograph below showing how energy is consumed and it is amazing that over 66% is rejected.  

Webinar: Solar for ISDs

Solar WORKS for ISDs With the great success of our first webinar, QuotEnergy Advisors is holding a second webinar that will show you how solar in ISDs is now 13-21% lower than delivered deregulated rates, without risk. The cost of solar has plummeted in the past 12 months and is now competitive with deregulated areas.  QuotEnergy Advisors has put together a specially designed solution for schools that can reduce long-term operational costs. The webinar will focus show you […]

Electricity Grid Vulnerability

The electricity grid’s vulernability to either cyber or physical attacks is quite real.  And while the availability of the grid is vital to our national security and general way of life.   It does not get the same media attention as healthcare, debates, equality, etc., but if you think about it for just a moment don’t you think it should?  The grid is essential to provide the two things that we need to survive; water and food. […]