Utility rates are like tax rates. They’re set by government agencies. Your CPA understands tax rules, and helps you minimize your tax bill. To help you understand utility rules, and minimize your electric bill, consider this:
Buying power from electricity suppliers that compete with your utility may save you money, or it may not. Always compare any rate you’re offered with a full year of prices from your utility. Comparisons to the utility’s “current price” are suspect, because energy prices vary widely with the season. Only make a choice based on the 12-month average.
Do you need help finding a full year of prices from your utility? Sustaine can point you to it. Or if you’d like to see comparative savings from ALL of your energy options–including renewables and efficiency–Sustaine can help with that, too. Contact us!
Utility rates are set by complicated government rules. Having insights into those rules can translate into a lower electric bill. To help you manage costs, Sustaine offers this insight:
Your electric bill is a function of the particular set of rules your utility uses to charge you (called a “rate class”). Different businesses in the same utility can have different sets of rules. You may have a choice on the set of rules applied to you. If you do, that could be an easy savings opportunity.
If you’re curious about the rules that apply to your bill, and whether they’re the most advantageous for your business, Sustaine can tell you at no cost. Email us to get your free utility rate assessment.
At its core, energy conservation is the practice of using less energy in order to lower costs and reduce environmental impact. This can mean using less electricity, gas, or any other form of energy that you get from your utility and pay for. With finite energy resources available on our planet, actively conserving energy when possible is beneficial individually and to our larger energy systems.