Shopping commercial electricity rates for your business can be a deceptively complex task. At first look, choosing an energy rate for your business doesn’t sound like a tough chore. After all, you’re familiar with the concept of rate-based pricing. That’s what you deal with when choosing a cell phone provider and plan. You do a little quick analysis, most likely right there on the spot in your head, determine the number of minutes you’ll need, the amount of data you’ll use, and pick the plan that matches closest.
An even more common similar situation happens every time you pull up to the pump to fill your car with gas. Before you can top the tank off, you have to choose the grade of gasoline you would like to use. Each grade of gas is associated with a different price, and those prices are different at virtually every gas station. A lot of people have a favorite gas station because they know the place where they can get their chosen grade of gas at the best price.
But while there are similarities in these other rate-based choices, choosing a commercial electricity rate is a much more involved process–or at least, it should be if you want to get the most bang for your buck. For example, you probably only have three choices when it comes to the grade of gas you buy. Do you realize that there are literally dozens of different options when it comes to your commercial electricity plan? The end result is the same with all of them–you flip a switch and the lights come on–but the price you pay for the energy to power your business can vary considerably.
It’s relatively easy to choose a phone plan or your gas on your own. It doesn’t take a high level of expertise. But when it comes to your business’s energy options, it can benefit you greatly to partner with a certified energy broker who knows the ins and outs of your options and can guide you through the process, like the team here at Live Energy. We are energy brokers, and here are three reasons why thousands of businesses have relied on us when it comes to making smart decisions when securing commercial electricity contracts:
1. Experience. The energy markets have been deregulated for over a decade. Since the beginning we’ve been helping businesses like yours effectively manage energy costs. We’re familiar with the nuances of deregulated markets across the country. We’ve had many years of experience learning the products and suppliers. We know which contracts provide maximum risk mitigation, and those that could leave you exposed to penalties and fees. We have the knowledge and experience to guide you to the best option for your company.
2. Technology. The market moves 24/7/365. Prices are constantly in flux. Without the right technology to track what the market is doing, there is simply no way to have manage energy costs. We have a proprietary platform called the Live Energy Portal that allows you to stay on top of the ever-changing market conditions in real-time, and get email price alerts automatically when you hit a defined price or savings target. This essentially allows you to put your strategy on auto pilot and you only need to get engaged when the market indicates that you should consider making a move. This frees up a lot of time to focus on other areas of your business.
3. Strategy. Our strategies have been proven to yield the results we promise. We have executed thousands of transactions, and not a single client has ever experienced a default due to a supplier going under. Working with a competent energy broker such as Live Energy allows you to simplify a complex transaction while saving time and money. Our easy to understand process allows you to systematically analyze the market and leverage market dips to your advantage with ease and with the security of having an expert on your side, guiding each step you take.
We’re Live Energy, and we delight in helping businesses like yours navigate the complex world of commercial electricity rates with ease. Let us put our resources to work for you. For more information about how we can help you find the right electricity plan, contact us at (877) 810-7770.