How Can Your Energy Advisor Add Even More Value for Your Business?
By Carol Anne Watts, Director of Energy Sales
In today’s market, choosing an energy partner can be a daunting task. There are countless options, price points, and product offerings that make the decision seem impossible to quantify. For this reason, many businesses and municipal entities have opted to work with an Energy Advisory firm like Freedom Energy Logistics to help navigate procurement, sustainability, and energy services with a single point of contact.
An Energy Advisory can provide a scope of services not always found when businesses approach a broker or supplier directly. At Freedom Energy, our scope of services includes consultancy, commodity products, and green energy.
We view our role as an extension of your business. As such, we advocate for your needs with our supplier and vendor network. We can remain neutral in the negotiations of various products where many suppliers or supplier agents cannot. Our recommendations will directly align with your needs and are not limited by the product offerings of a single vendor. Working with Freedom Energy, you can benefit from the expertise of a team of industry experts and the products and services of more than 20 different suppliers and channel partners.
Power and gas commodity agreements are the cornerstone of our business. Executing agreements with over a dozen suppliers, Freedom Energy can find the best contract terms and products available in the marketplace. As markets change, it is important to note that not all providers or contracts are created equal. Suppliers are constantly looking for ways to sharpen the price of their offering and that can often come at the cost of important contract language. Our advisory clients trust us to make recommendations based on their risk tolerances and budgets, so they are not left with unexpected rate increases.
The world around us is getting “greener” and more sustainable. Businesses are looking for ways to work towards a greener future and whether that plan is already written, or your business needs help defining it, an Energy Advisory firm can help. Sustainability goals can be vastly different from one business to the next but there are nearly always several ways to achieve these goals. Green energy can be incorporated into the commodity procurement process, be done onsite, or virtually as on off taker. Freedom Energy can help ask the right questions to understand which actions and initiatives will help your business attain your goals with the lowest cost in mind.
In addition to these products and services, there are other benefits to working with an Energy Advisor. First and foremost, a single, responsive point of contact to help manage a handful of products can be invaluable when these products can have a direct impact on each other and your budget. For example(s), a power supply agreement may not have language that supports onsite solar or is not billed correctly to support virtual solar. Or a gas agreement may not support a CHP system and sway the ROI of the entire project (often in the millions of dollars). Secondly, an Energy Advisory can often source products that meet multiple objectives or even generate revenue. Because we operate on a holistic and agnostic platform, our recommended strategies often straddle multiple products or partners. If our client has made a commitment to use only green power, Freedom Energy can recommend suppliers with competitive supply rates that will meet those objectives, saving you time and money.
The role of an Energy Advisory is to explain the risks and benefits associated with the most effective energy supply management and renewable solutions in support of your unique business goals and sustainability objectives. As your commodity supplier, we provide ongoing comprehensive risk management assessments and review your energy strategy. In addition, whether your business is just beginning its journey with sustainability initiatives, or you have well-established sustainability goals, Freedom can assist you in supporting your ‘green’ requirements and achieving your sustainability goals.
About Freedom Energy Logistics: Founded in 2006, Freedom Energy Logistics is a leading energy advisory. The private company offers comprehensive energy supply management and renewable energy solutions supporting energy goals and sustainability objectives for businesses and organizations throughout the U.S. Freedom’s team of energy experts has worked with and delivered energy saving, environmentally responsible solutions for some of the largest commercial and industrial companies, municipalities, universities, healthcare facilities, and businesses. With its headquarters located in Auburn, NH, Freedom Energy also has employees serving clients locally throughout the regions. Freedom Energy has been twice named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America; recognized as one of the Fastest-Growing Family Businesses in NH by Business New Hampshire Magazine. Stay Work Play’s Coolest Company for Young Professionals; and received multiple Business Excellence Awards from New Hampshire Business Review. For more information, visit www.felpower.com.