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The Value of Layering Your Energy Procurement

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With so many options for energy procurement, managing energy for your business can be daunting.

Because energy prices are constantly in flux, a good rate today might not be there tomorrow – or even in 15 minutes in some cases. A misstep while locking in energy rates can end up costing thousands of dollars, now and over the long term. To learn more about why savvy commercial and industrial businesses turn to layered energy strategies, we'll take a look at procurement plans of two national restaurant chains.

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Want the Power to Choose your Electricity Provider in California? Here’s How

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If you’re a business owner or facilities director in California, and you want the power to choose your energy supplier, mark June 2019 on your calendar.

That’s when Californians can apply for the Direct Access program, which allows only a finite number of non-residential customers can purchase electricity from a retail supplier, rather than from a local utility. By switching from the default electricity rates offered by utilities to a competitive retail energy supplier, you could significantly lower your energy costs, receive enhanced customer service, and gain access to innovative technology and renewable options.

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Energy Market Update: April 3, 2019

Energy Market Update

Why does U.S. natural gas consumption fluctuate so much?

Gas demand from the power sector is experiencing a boom; not only are we seeing higher highs, but also higher lows. In other words, demand is up across the board. How will prices respond? Direct Energy Business Strategist Tim Bigler offers his two cents.

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Posted: May 02, 2019