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5 Spring and Summer Energy Saving Tips in the Northeast

Chris Donovan Mar 23, 2017 11:06:00 AM
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Well, it's hard to believe spring is here since mother nature just dropped a foot of snow on our doorsteps here in the Northeast. Now that we have all dug out we can start to look forwarded to warmer days. And with those warmer days our businesses will be using a lot of electricity. So what can we do to prepare businesses to help keep costs down?

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7 Questions and Answers About Demand Response in Texas

Incite Energy Mar 16, 2017 7:51:00 AM
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Summer is on it's way, and with it increased demand for electricity across Texas as we start to run our air-conditioning units. This spike in demand puts a huge strain on the grid and can lead to blackouts. That's why ERCOT, the group responsible for regulating Texas's energy grid, started programs like demand response, in order to lower over all usage when demand is high.

While businesses that qualify for demand response have opportunities to enroll throughout the year, for those who want to participate this summer, there are only a few weeks left to enroll. So if you're considering DR, but still aren't sure, we've compiled a list of the most common DR questions.

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When You Should Hire An Energy Broker

Jim Kordoban Mar 9, 2017 7:28:00 AM
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When running your business, although you may not have a dedicated energy manager, someone has to be responsible for keeping the lights on.

 

In many cases, small to medium sized businesses can easily manage their energy buying themselves by locking in a fixed rate. But what you do if your business is large, has a lot of locations, has a complex energy profile, manufactures goods, and so on? Then what? You either manage your energy yourself or you hire a broker.

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How to Switch to a New Energy Supplier in 5 Steps

Caroline Haywood Mar 2, 2017 7:45:00 AM
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Choosing an energy supplier can be a daunting task. Now more than ever, thanks to the deregulation of energy markets in
states across the U.S., people have the power to choose their provider. Despite this, many business owners are left with more questions than answers. How do you take the first step towards savings? How do you know that you are making the right decision?

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Lowering Your Energy Costs with 4CP

Incite Energy Feb 23, 2017 7:35:00 AM
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With summer right around the corner, it's time to start planning your energy strategy. During summer, there four coincidental peaks (4CP) that determine how much you pay in transmission costs on your energy bills in the following year. 

 

During the late afternoon, temperatures are at their highest (if it's not raining). Businesses and offices are still open and a lot people are just getting home, so the number of places using air conditioning goes up. This is when supply and demand really kicks in. As demand goes up and supply goes down, the delivery prices of electricity can skyrocket.

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3 Things That Increase Your Electricity Bill and How to Lower Them

Caroline Haywood Feb 16, 2017 8:04:00 AM
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Now more than ever before, business owners want to not only do what they can to help the environment, but also save money and lower their electricity bills in the process.

 

While there are some big ways to reduce your business's demand for energy, such as installing solar panels, most companies opt for smaller changes to save money. Here are a few things to think about when it comes to your electricity bill.

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The Pros and Cons of Demand Side Management

Caroline Haywood Feb 9, 2017 8:03:00 AM
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When we  turn on your lights at work, few of us think about how much energy our facilities are using.

Even though energy is one of the top three expenses for many businesses and organizations, many of us pay it little, if any, attention. But energy is one of the easiest ways to save money, almost immediately.

Energy management tech has come a long way in the past several years and many of them can track energy usage in real-time. Demand side management is a technology that tracks planning as well as implementation monitoring of electric utilities activities. So what's DSM all about? 

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What No One Tells You About Your Energy Contract

Incite Energy Feb 2, 2017 5:02:00 PM
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As a consultant, we meet with customers daily, and no matter their number of years in business or what industry they are in, we generally get asked the same questions.

 If you're still considering whether or not to hire a consultant, I want to share with you the top five questions I get asked along with my abbreviated response.

 

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5 Changes to Energy Policy Under Trump

Caroline Haywood Feb 2, 2017 7:33:00 AM
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In light of the recent shift in power, there are a lot of questions surrounding the future of energy. With gas prices on the rise and executive orders being signed, it makes many wonder: What is going to happen in the next four years? How will it affect the state I live and the environment as a whole? 

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4 Reasons Deregulated Energy Markets Lower Electricity Costs

Caroline Haywood Jan 26, 2017 8:10:00 AM
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When living in a deregulated energy market, you may wonder if the time you spent finding the best provider for your budget was really worth the effort or if living in a regulated area just might be simpler. According to a study done by Steve Cicala, a professor at the Energy Policy Institute of Chicago, energy markets cost effective and save energy users $3 billion a year in costs.

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