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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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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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The Definitive Guide to Hiring An Energy Advisor, Part 5: Independence is Key

This article concludes our “Definitive Guide to Hiring an Energy Advisor” designed to assist you, the purchaser, in finding, evaluating, and engaging an energy advisor. Over the past four editions, we have shared our insights into the important elements to consider if your organization is shopping around for advice. If you missed any of the […]

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The Definitive Guide to Hiring an Energy Advisor, Part 2: Covering Energy Supply Needs from Soup to Nuts

In our previous installment, we started a five-part series with advice for the energy buyer when engaging an energy advisory firm to assist with the procurement and management of energy supply. We highlighted the five key factors to consider: Experience Full-Service Solutions Wholesale Market Expertise Strategic Approach Independent Status We initially discussed how important “experience” […]

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