Here’s a question we get from time to time: who needs an energy broker?
It’s a good question. Business owners and decision makers shopping for commercial electricity rates have, in essence, three options. One, you can elect to do the research, negotiation and comparison yourself. Many business owners are accustom to taking on tasks like this one themselves and don’t hesitate to take a do-it-yourself approach to commercial electricity. After all, you probably chose the power company for your home. How different could it be to choose the power company for your business?
It’s more different than you might think. For your home, you likely only had a couple of options. For your business, there are literally well over a dozen different ways your power could be contracted. Depending on how your business functions, some of those options will save you money and some of them will cost you. Additionally, the commercial electricity market drives the price of energy for businesses. It’s a complex market, affected by a wide variety of factors. The volatility of the market means that the timing of when you contract is pivotal. The difference of a few days or even, in some cases, a few hours, can impact the rates available to you. Finding the best possible option for your commercial electricity needs is a combination of identifying the product that fits you best and zeroing in on the best time for you to sign.
If all of that sounds more than a little complex, that’s okay. It is complex. In fact, it’s so complex that many business owners and decision makers quickly recognize that the do-it-yourself approach to this task may not be the best option. Option number two would be to hire your very own commercial electricity expert. Large (typically, very large) companies sometimes go this route. If the company is big enough, this can be a solid option, but the vast majority of businesses simply don’t have the money sitting around to add someone to the payroll exclusively for help with their commercial electricity contracts.
That brings us to your third option: partnering with a broker. Utilizing the services of a broker who is a proven expert in the Texas commercial electricity market can save you time, money and more than a few headaches. A broker will have the experience and expertise to analyze your business and recommend the products that will fit best for how you consume power. Furthermore, a broker will have his fingers on the pulse of the market, diligently watching the trends and patterns so that you know when it’s the best time for you to sign. The benefit for you is a lower price with less time and hassle.
At Live Energy, we pride ourselves on providing that very service to our clients. We’re here to take the pain out of making a solid commercial electricity decision. Let us use our experience, our expertise, our market-following technology and our top-tier staff on your behalf. We have the tools to help you find a commercial electricity rate that will save you money, and we have an unparalleled passion for client satisfaction. If you’d like to see how we can put our resources to work for you, give us a call at (877) 810-7770.
Picking a commercial electricity rate can be a headache, but it doesn’t have to be. Let us make it a pain-free process for you.