Innovative energy procurement strategies for cost reduction and risk mitigation.
Effective energy procurement is becoming more complex as new laws are issued and new energy sources come in to play. Each of these procurement strategies hedges against inherent uncertainties; each carries a different type of risk. Whether you are purchasing traditional grid power, certified “carbon-free” power or power from a variety of renewable resources, any of these energy procurement strategies can be successfully employed, albeit in slightly different ways depending on the source of your power purchase.
Understanding the Market
Before executing any energy procurement strategy, it is important to understand the market, identify your energy needs, and evaluate pricing options. Each of these pricing strategies hedges against inherent uncertainties and each carries a different type of risk. Usource guides clients safely through these important steps.
- Fixed Price
There are many ways to reduce your facility’s energy usage through efficiency projects. With this energy procurement strategy, you pay … »
- Hedging Strategies
This strategy is an alternative to fixing 100% of your energy supply price all at once. You can fix (or hedge) a portion of your energy supply … »
- Block and Index
With this energy procurement strategy, you can capture a fixed price, or block, during the contract term and any energy used above the block is billed … »
- Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
In North America, renewable power can be purchased and managed in the form of Renewable Energy Credits. When your organization purchases RECs … »
Customizing Your Energy Strategy
Usource’s proprietary technology, coupled with our deep market expertise, allows us to secure the best pricing and terms available for our wide range of industrial, commercial, and institutional customers. As a Usource client, you receive real-time market intelligence, gathered and interpreted by a dedicated team of experts whose primary focus is to help you execute on the best energy buying strategy for your business.