Commercial Solutions

We provide energy management strategies and custom electricity procurement for thousands of companies, in every industry, spanning across every deregulated market in North America.

POWERING YOUR BUSINESS

When buying electricity, timing is everything. Energy prices are constantly fluctuating so it’s vital to proactively monitor market conditions and stay informed on all bullish/bearish factors driving the cost of energy in order to consistently pay the absolute minimum. When considering your electricity options, it’s also important to choose the right product type. Electricity contracts consist of various fixed and variable products, all of which can be beneficial depending on the scenario. However, the product that is chosen can also carry very negative financial implications if the wrong one is selected. This is especially true when the market is as volatile as we’ve seen it in recent times. United Commercial Energy Partners will ensure our customers understand the differences between each product and help them make the selection that will maximize their savings and minimize the cost of their energy consumption on an ongoing basis.

There are at least 11 additional services and unique aspects of our business that differentiate our firm from any other source for commercial electricity procurement (ie. brokers and retail suppliers). In addition to finding you the best energy agreement on the market, we also analyze all of the aspects that make up your TOTAL electricity expense that are NOT tied to a contract. This includes transmission and distribution costs, efficiency measures, power factor correction, qualification for sales & use tax exemption, peak demand evaluation, and settlement profile re-assignment (just to name a few). All of these services can equate to additional money we can put back into the company’s budget that would have otherwise been wasted on avoidable energy charges.

Continuous, proactive consultation is something that is often overlooked but can be the difference between your company paying 20% less for electricity or 50% more. Keeping our clients informed of ANY changes in the market that can impact their bottom line is extremely important to us. Our company boasts a 96% retention rate with our existing customers due to our efforts “post-signature”. If it’s up to us, becoming our client will not simply mean you sign a deal and don’t hear from us again until it’s time renew. We aim to become your business’ resource for any and all energy related needs. Whether you’re opening a new location, transferring service, have a billing question, an issue with your supplier, or need help with the transmission & distribution of utilities – call us, and we’ll do the heavy lifting so you can get back to running your business.

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Whether you’re a current client or a prospective customer, we’re here to answer your questions and become your go-to solution for all of your energy management needs.

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Relationships Are Key

We work closely with our customers to ensure that we identify and take action on any savings or refund opportunities. We do the “heavy lifting” at no cost to the customer.

Scope of Services:

  • Wholesale Electricity procurement
  • ERCOT Settlement Profile Re-assignment
  • Natural gas procurement (if applicable)
  • End-to-End Solutions
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Comprehensive invoice and billing audits
  • Complete review of demand response and peak shaving opportunities
  • Rate schedule analysis
  • Verification of tax exemption status and refunds
  • Peak demand evaluation 
  • Review of all energy efficiency or renewable energy program qualifications
  • Any other energy savings opportunities that we identify

Savings Opportunity:

Peak Demand

UCEP can help assist and lower your peak demand, which could result in savings of up to 10% on utility charges.
Annual peak demand is the maximum demand required to operate your business over the last 12 months. To bill the demand charges, your Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) uses the higher of two figures — either 80% of the annual peak demand, or the current month’s demand.

Demand varies by consumer and time of year. To record demand, a special meter IDR meter tracks the flow of electricity to a facility over a period (usually 15-minute intervals). The 15-minute interval with the highest demand is recorded and reflected on your monthly bill.

Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

While there are very strict rules and regulations to follow in order to participate in state-run energy efficiency incentive programs, we can help to determine if any of them fit your business.

In our company’s experience, many companies end up being denied these funds simply for not following the proper guidelines. Let UCEP help you through the process!

Our Process

We work closely with our customers to ensure that we identify and take action on any savings or refund opportunities. And we do the “heavy lifting” at no cost to the customer.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen how utilities, retail electric providers and some third parties provide these services and just bill the customer the way they see fit — instead of reviewing all the scenarios that would benefit the customer. (Of course, this would be taking money out of their own pockets.) In fact, in a recent study conducted with over 300 commercial clients, only four of them were even aware that these opportunities existed.

Deregulated Energy States and Markets

This map shows deregulated electric and gas markets in the US as of March 2017. No state has an energy market that is completely deregulated. The closest state is Texas with approximately 85% of the state having access to energy choice.

Map of Deregulated Energy States

Sustainability

We’ve only got one planet

That’s why UCEP is committed to sustainability both in our client work and within our own company. While there may be stricter regulations and costlier programs and technologies, we believe it’s worth the effort. And we consider it an opportunity to find new ways to lower operating costs while protecting our planet.

Click here to get started with a free consultation — and we’ll show you what sustainable solutions to implement for compliance and to keep costs low.

United to Meet Your Energy Needs

Whether you’re a current client or a prospective customer, we’re here to answer your questions and become your go-to solution for all of your energy management needs.

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