Choosing between the hundreds of suppliers that are out there can be a daunting task. Different products, rates, contracts and terms; salespeople calling on the phone and in person with all kinds of offers. How can anyone make sense of all this? Simple, you let us handle it for you.
Options.Energy is different in that we are on your side. Our entire business is predicated on finding the best fit amongst all of the suppliers and offers out there initially for you and then continuing to keep your interests in the forefront so that if another supplier is better down the road then that is where we move your account to.
Options.Energy offers, free, no obligation audits of your utility bills. 3 out of every 4 audits completed have uncovered some overcharges and errors. We review usage, classifications, rate codes, meter readings, billing codes, tariffs and taxes to find discrepancies that might have you paying thousands more than you should. Once discrepancies have been found, we can work to help get refunds back to you on your Electric Bill, Natural Gas Bill, Water & Sewer Bill, Waste/Trash Bill, Telecom or Cell Bills and even your Cable/Internet/Data Bills.
All we need to get the process started is your signed authorization for the utility to release your information to Options.Energy and a couple of bills, our team will do the rest over typically a 6-8 week audit process, and then present you with the findings. We then help you make the changes necessary to ensure you receive whatever refund might be due and you can rest assured in the satisfaction that your bills will be accurate going forward.
Businesses are always trying to operate as efficiently as possible. To that end, Options.Energy has numerous programs to help business use less energy which in turn leads to better bottom line profitability.
Choosing LED lights can add up to a huge energy savings. LED lighting can reduce energy consumption by up to 30% and drastically lower lighting costs.
Heating & cooling typically represent over 40% of your total energy use. Using Smart Thermostats will help you keep an eye on your usage with innovative features such as automatic scheduling and detailed energy reporting.
Battery storage is an excellent way to capture excess energy before it gets sent back to the grid. Battery storage offers consumers more control over their energy efficiency and consumption costs.
Renewable energy can be derived from several sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, and geothermal heat. When you decide to invest in renewables, you’re making an investment in the future and the sustainability of our planet. Options.Energy is committed not only to our customers but to the environment as well. We can find and put you in a solution with any of the following renewable energy sources:
Along with offering a wide variety of renewable options to choose from, Options.Energy also offers RECs or renewable energy certificates. RECs play an important role in accountability and tracking energy generation and use. When you purchase green energy with RECs you can be sure that your energy was generated from a renewable source with little to no carbon footprint.
Options.Energy can advise on strategies to finance and deploy renewable energy sources that not only help the environment but also take advantage of all local, state and federal programs to help overcome market and regulatory barriers to implementation. Distributed generation, also called on-site generation or decentralized generation, is the term for generation of electricity from sources that are near the point of consumption, as opposed to centralized generation sources such as large utility-owned power plants. Resources related to different types of distributed generation renewable energy policies and programs are available below:
State Net Metering policies allow customers to produce onsite electricity and sell excess generation to the utility at a set price, which creates an incentive for private investment in distributed renewable energy technologies by providing value to the electricity generation that, during certain times of day or seasons, exceeds the customer’s electricity demand.
Interconnection is defined as the technical procedures and legal requirements surrounding energy customers' ability to connect their small-scale renewable energy projects to the electricity grid. The process is regulated by each state, though utilities are usually tasked with executing the approval process.
There are various programs in place that offer financial incentives to the residential, commercial, industrial, utility, education, and/or government sectors for renewable energy. Programs include permitting fee reduction or elimination, grant programs, loan programs, property-assessed clean energy financing, personal and corporate tax incentives (credits, deductions, and exemptions), property tax incentives, rebate programs, and sales tax incentives.
Community renewable programs provide community members with a renewable alternative to conventional energy sources in the form of power and/or financial benefit generated by renewable energy systems.