Is renewable energy in your portfolio?

Does your company have a sustainability program? Are you customers interested or concerned about the environment? Are you looking for a way to give your marketing department differentiation from the competition? Is your company forward thinking and want to help transition from fossil fuels to renewables? Renewable energy is the future, kicking coal and fossil fuels to the curb. There are an infinite number of articles on the internet that one can acquire vertigo from […]

My Jerry Maguire Moment

Our consultants have over 30 years combined experience in the energy industry. Including innovative procurement strategies, efficiency upgrades and green that actually saves you some green. We have seen so many brokers and consultants come and go, and we find that there aren’t many surprises we have not seen before. A few months ago, I was talking with one of our Advisors about a prospective client and I had my “Jerry Maguire” moment. What many […]

Internet of Things….Now What Do I Do?

Everyone is talking about the “Internet of Things” – using data to make better decisions, to reduce costs, and to increase efficiency. The question is – how can I easily convert the onslaught of raw data into helpful information that will improve my bottom line? This is especially true for companies with multiple locations. QuotEnergy offers a building performance monitoring and executive reporting service that receives and interprets data from any number of systems that […]

Power Factor Penalties: Avoid the Unavoidable

It is common to see companies paying exorbitant penalties for poor Power Factor (PF) and we have solutions to eliminate these expenditures for the next 20+ years. The more inefficient you operate; the lower your PF. Low PF results in higher penalties from the Utility. Equipment with motors (i.e. air conditioners, presses, machines) is usually the culprit of poor PF. Fortunately, there are proven ways to correct poor PF that offers excellent returns with no […]

“I manage energy contracting myself”

Many companies manage energy procurement internally, often because they consider it relatively easy to manage or simply do not want to pay an outsider. So many clients: → Wait until last minute to sign a contract, rather than have someone help them be proactive in the market identifying “sweet spots” and hidden savings opportunities. This also forces them to make a decision based on contract expirations rather than on their own time and in their […]

Look Up……For Savings: Lighting Retrofits

The cost of LEDs has come down significantly over the past few years. To the point that LEDs are showing great returns while providing a better quality of light. Not only is the light better for employees, in some applications LEDs increase safety because the light is more natural making it easier to see at night. Chemical plants and gas stations realize these safety benefits. Most commercial buildings, schools, hospitals, manufacturing plants, etc. are making […]

Three types of buyers

I find that there are three types of energy buyers. Penny pincher:  this is the person who tries to “time the market” and often get caught up in saving pennies and not focusing on dollars. Uh-oh’er:  this is the person that realizes at the last minute that their contract tries to expire Action taker:  this is the person that sees an opportunity, short or long term, and takes it. Nobody is better or worse, everyone […]

Reverse Auctions: a POWERFUL option for energy procurement

Over the years I have helped clients run reverse auctions and managed traditional brokered transactions to help secure their energy contract. Both methods have their merits and I have had great success with both, it really comes down to the needs of the individual client. Those who have been involved with reverse auctions for other items or services may have a negative opinion of them. However with energy they work very well. The difference is […]