If you’ve been looking for work as an energy consultant, or you are a confident and reliable sales, marketing or business development professional and haven’t yet explored a career with Unified Energy Alliance, we invite you to learn more about us!
Unlike most companies looking to recruit talent, we don’t like to talk about ourselves. In fact, our consulting partners do most of the recruiting for us. Here are just a few quotes from testimonial videos that we’ve collected over the years from our partners. Continue reading
If you’re a frequent visitor to our blog, you’re already doing a good job of keeping yourself informed about energy shopping, and you’re familiar with these key topics:
The more informed you are about the energy market, legislation, and other topics related to the energy industry, the better positioned you are to save your business some money.
In addition to the links like above, we’ve put together a list of helpful resources you can use if you’re interested in educating yourself further on all things energy. These are valuable tools which can help you analyze pricing trends, stay up to date on recent legislation, and follow events which may impact futures. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered how energy suppliers purchase the energy they sell to you? It can be a very complex process even for the experienced. Unfortunately, some energy buyers aren’t as interested in protecting clients as they ought to be, and they fail to secure the best energy prices. This means money is left on the table, and inflated costs are passed along to their clients.
That’s why it is critical to understand the energy buying process. We hope our explanation will illustrate how Unified Energy Alliance excels at getting your business the best energy pricing. Our efficient and effective energy procurement service consists of these five main steps: Continue reading
In this post, we’ll discuss two of the most common questions we get here at Unified Energy Alliance –
- What is energy consulting?
- How do I become an energy consultant?
What is energy consulting?
Energy consultants work with business owners in deregulated markets to ensure the energy plan their business is signed up for is a good match for their particular needs. The primary responsibilities of energy consultants are: Continue reading
We’re proud to be in the service of protecting business owners. Since we have nothing to sell but our services, we can simply focus on securing the best energy deals for our clients. We understand the many challenges of running your own business, and what we care about most is keeping you from falling victim to one of those fly-by-night energy rate pushers.
With your interests in mind, we want to alert you to some common energy broker tricks to make you think you’re getting a great deal up front. These are common practices that we’ve found nearly every business owner we’ve talked to has fallen for at some point. Continue reading
If you’ve ever looked at your energy bill and wondered how natural gas prices could fluctuate so much in just a few short months, you’ll be interested in how we answer this common question for you. Many factors drive gas prices, some of which are the same ones that affect electricity supply and demand.
We’ve outlined several below, but keep in mind, several of these can occur at the same time, making it very difficult to forecast market shifts. Continue reading
When you have little knowledge of all your options, choosing the right energy option for your business can lead to headaches and a larger dent in your wallet than you expected.
Put our knowledge to the test by taking advantage of our free consultation! Even if you aren’t looking to switch energy suppliers, we’ll still be able to help you fully understand your businesses energy contract and know whether there are better options available. If you are considering a switch, review the following options available to you through Unified Energy Alliance.
Negotiating with suppliers for nearly ten years on behalf of clients has taught us a thing or two, allowing us to offer two exclusive pricing options you can’t find through any other energy supplier. (We also offer a third, more common option for those who prefer the index pricing.) These options are explained below.
A Super-Fixed Product
This electricity pricing option allows you to fully lock in a rate per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the energy generation and transmission portions of your energy bill (learn more about your energy bill pricing analysis breakdown here). The only variations in this bill will be tied to your consumption, but you are protected from pricing fluctuations no matter what happens in the market. This option is available in terms as short as six months or as long as five years!
The super-fixed product gives your business budget stability and predictability. While immediate cost savings usually aren’t seen, locking in a low rate at the right time can help you save over time.
Combination Price Products Continue reading
Most business owners are unaware of what goes into the pricing of their energy bill. This leads to understandable frustration when the bill continues to go up and up even as the price per kilowatt hour remains the same.
Understanding electricity pricing components is critical so that you can put yourself in a better position to know what product, offering, and supplier will work best for your business. Today we dive into these common components so you are fully aware what may or may not be included in your quoted price. Continue reading
When it comes to the cost of energy, pricing typically follows seasonal cycles. An example of this is the higher cost of electricity and natural gas in the summer and winter months (when demand is higher), compared to lower prices in the spring and fall where reserves are built up for the upcoming busy seasons.
This means energy prices would be somewhat predictable if not for other things that affect the markets we live in.
So why do our energy bills fluctuate so much?
The main influencers are weather, government regulations, outages, source fuels, and geopolitical events. Let’s take a look at why each might affect pricing.
Weather – One of the most influential variables on market pricing, weather directly affects energy consumption. Extreme hot or cold spells create higher demand for heating or cooling energy, naturally driving up the price. Stormy weather and catastrophic events can create extreme price volatility, especially if natural gas or electricity facilities are damaged. Even if extreme weather is merely forecast- but never arrives- you’ll still see price fluctuations in anticipation. Continue reading
Energy deregulation has long been a confusing topic for anyone who has no vested interest in the energy market. Since this rings true for many business owners, Unified Energy Alliance has been providing sound advice and guidance to hundreds of business owners across the United States since 2008.
If you are a small business owner in a deregulated market, you may have shopped for the cheapest rate and gotten burned. The good news is that knowledge is power, and you’ve already learned a valuable lesson.
Whether you’ve suffered this fate or are just beginning your search for a new energy supplier, you should know a few things about the deregulated energy market that will help clear the haze. Continue reading