Next-Level Rate Analysis is a strategic move.
In the game of chess, one bad move can cost you the game. The same is true when choosing commercial energy rates for your business. There are a lot of moving pieces and complex choices across the board. Depending on the size of your operations, the stakes can be extremely high—costing you $10,000s or even $100,000s more than necessary for electricity or natural gas.
That is where Next Level Rate Analysis and its winning strategies come into play!
Utilities pawn off rate-selection decisions.
Utilities have worked hard to shift rate-selection decisions onto you, the customer. They bank on large commercial-industrial customers paying higher rates than necessary to offset the costs of unfunded mandates such as energy efficiency. Many make commercial rate selection as complicated as possible hoping you choose incorrectly. There are few protections in place to ensure you are offered the lowest rates.
A good move with limited options.
One strategic move many businesses make is to hire a utility auditing firm for a standard rate analysis that looks at billing data and compares published rates. While these cursory reviews often identify modest savings, there are limitations to the rate-related errors and overcharges they can find. They often miss many of the best opportunities for savings—especially if your business is energy intensive with complex utility configurations and multiple service points.
Next-Level Rate Analysis puts you in a better position.
ERS Next-Level Rate Analysis was specifically designed for large, energy- and utility- intensive businesses. Like other auditing firms, ERS examines billing history and published commercial rates--then takes rate analysis to the next level. Every ERS audit incorporates an on-site inspection of utility meters, professional assessment of existing service and load configurations, knowledge of multiple state and industry specific rates and tariffs, and insights into utility past practices. It puts you in a better position to capture immediate and long-term savings.
Across the board savings!
Results speak for themselves! ERS frequently identifies metering or other rate-related changes that produce major cost-savings—sometimes in the six figures!
Findings are detailed in a comprehensive audit report so you can decide the best course of action for utility rate and service optimization.
ERS not only works with your utilities to correct overcharges and implement changes, it monitors billings for the term of agreement so you get all of the cost savings due—like your knight in shining armor.
What’s more, ERS only collects fees when you achieve savings that are measurable, quantifiable and verifiable. It is a win-win!
Is your business a good match?
Contact ERS Utility Solutions today to learn if Next Level Rate Analysis is right for you!
Learn more about this approach and how it is helping real-world customers enjoy significant savings in the ERS Next Level Rate Analysis white paper.
Tom Thackery, CEO & Owner
Tom Thackery founded Expense Recovery Services (now dba ERS Utility Solutions) in 1994 and has personally led more than 1,400 audits and related projects with a total client impact of over $110 million.