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Five Costly Energy Buying Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

Energy decision-makers wear a lot of hats – and their job descriptions are all over the map:  purchasing agents, property managers, CFOs, operations directors or presidents.   The point is, it’s rare to find a person who specializes in “energy procurement” alone.  For most of these people, “commodity procurement” or “energy management” is only a small […]

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Overcoming Misconceptions Regarding the Use of Cooperatives for Energy Procurement

Savvy energy procurement specialists often look for other options to augment their energy purchasing arrangements. One such option is the cooperative purchasing contract. But before launching a full-scale plan that revolves around a cooperative, you need to ask, “Can I use a cooperative purchasing contract to procure energy, such as electricity and natural gas?” At […]

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Energy Procurement Mistakes You Didn’t Realize You Were Making (& how to avoid them): #7: Using One Firm for “All Things Energy”

As we start our next installment in this series, let’s recap the mistakes we’ve covered so far when it comes to savvy energy procurement: not procuring proactively, missing the most competitive rates, developing an inappropriate procurement strategy for your specific needs, not having a pre-determined goal of what you want to achieve, utilizing an aggregation […]

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