Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should we choose Energy Architects over other consultants?
A: Many utility consulting companies just audit your past bills for mistakes and do not have experience inside the utilities nor expertise in negotiating with utilities. While we will audit your bills too, our primary focus is in developing creative, forward-looking strategies with your utilities to assure that you are getting the best rates possible.
Q: Why can’t we accomplish the same thing with our own employees?
A: We have decades of experience working inside the utilities, have studied rate structures in hundreds of municipalities, have negotiated with dozens of utility companies, represented clients before many regulatory agencies and have served as expert witnesses in court cases. The value we bring requires extensive experience that is rarely, if ever, found inside even the best of companies.
Q: Will the work of Energy Architects adversely affect our relationship with our utility company?
A: No. All we do is to develop creative strategies with each utility to show them how and why they can provide better rate structures to each of our clients.
Q: Will the work of Energy Architects affect the quality of our service from our utility?
A: No. In regulated areas, your service will still come from your existing utility and the service will be identical. In deregulated areas, your existing utility will always remain as your distributor and provide the same service as before, even if the energy is purchased from a third party supplier. You always have the final decision before anything we recommend is implemented.