Freedom Energy Logistics | September 2022
Wondering What’s Going on in the Energy Industry?
Explore this Freedom Energy Muni Minute for timely and relevant information so you can make informed energy decisions for your municipality.
Brian White, Municipal Program Director
Freedom Energy supports many municipalities across Massachusetts with energy supply management. Simplicity or ease of execution is often at the top of their list, especially when responsible for many accounts.
Our Municipal team is often asked about flexibility, with the most frequently asked questions being:
The answers depend on the terms and conditions.
The reality is the needs of municipalities are constantly changing, so we have pre-negotiated some excellent contract provisions to address these concerns with most of our suppliers. When reviewing multiple offers, these details create separation, allowing you to find the most suitable agreement. For example, Freedom Energy's municipal agreements include a 25% add/delete clause for new accounts or ones being finalized (clients can add a new account to the existing agreement under the same terms and rate or remove an account without penalty). Our team exercised this provision many times, bringing tremendous value to our clients, especially given the surge in energy prices. If clients are interested in solar, our municipal agreements include a 25% allowance for new solar installation. In addition, agreements contain a 55-day payment term and the ability to audit any "Change in Law" pass throughs a supplier may try to impose.
These benefits provide flexibility for our municipal clients that traditional supply agreements cannot and, in today's market, are more valuable than ever.
Jim Fagan, Senior Energy Advisor