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 […]

Electrical Grid Vulnerability

This is a topic that does not get a lot of press, but should.  We take electricity for granted, but society will collapse without electricity for more than a few days.  No medicine, no gasoline, no food, etc.  Utilities and government need to band together and protect the grid. Click here to read article

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/

Red Oak ISD saves 18% in energy spend

QuotEnergy Advisors is proud to have helped Red Oak ISD reduce long-term costs by $150,000 per year or $750,000 over the contract term.  QEA’s competitive bidding process included 10 quality suppliers and in the end, TXU was selected based on price and overall value they provide. According to Kevin Freels, Assistant Superintendent of Campus Operations for Red Oak ISD:  “QuotEnergy helped us capitalize on a major savings opportunity and then provided the expert guidance needed to wrest more savings […]

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 […]

Solar panel price plummets in 2016

In the past few months the price of solar panels has plummeted. We have priced out a few systems recently in Texas and California and the net price of electricity is far below the utility rates using an operating lease model.  That means no cash out of pocket and cash flow positive on month 1.  Why wouldn’t you take a look and reduce your long-term energy costs? If you have roof space or empty land […]

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. […]

Natural Gas Storage Report – Sept 23, 2016

Week 26 of Injection Season saw a similar build to the previous week, further eroding the historical surplus. Today, the EIA reported a net inflow of 49 Bcf, which is just over 10% lower than market predictions of a 56 Bcf build and exactly half that of the 98 Bcf injected this time last year. Much of the West is beginning to see a significant break from the heat heading into October, indicating some relief […]