APPI Advisor | July

Discover the APPI Energy Advisor, a monthly publication of retail energy market trends, pricing analysis and insights.

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Case Study: Grow West

An in-depth look at how APPI Energy successfully partners with and advises cultivators and growers in their energy management needs. 

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Energy 101: What is Energy Choice?

With energy choice, if your organization is located in a deregulated state, than your organization has the option to shop around for the best pricing for your electricity and/or natural gas supply. 

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Case Study: Northwest Bank

Taking a closer look at how APPI Energy was able to assist a large, regional bank, including all electricity and natural gas accounts serviced by 20 utilities across the 3 states (PA, NY, OH).

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Benefits of an LED Lighting Retrofit Project

Did you know that lighting is one of the largest electricity expenses for your facility, organization, borough or municipality? One way to reduce energy costs while improving your sustainability and increasing efficiency is through an LED lighting retrofit. With rebates and incentives available, and the opportunity for no capital expense upfront, you're looking at the potential for a quick ROI as well! 

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Understanding Your Energy Contract: Part 2

September 22, 2020

Why It Matters and How APPI Energy Can Shed Valuable Light on Your Current (and Future) Contract 

Last month, we launched the first in a 2-part series on Understanding Your Energy Contract, taking a closer look at the nuts and bolts of your energy contract, but also diving into the common questions and drilldowns that companies can expect in an assessment of their contract terms.

We continue down that path this month, highlighting a few of the key areas to take note of when evaluating your contract.

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Understanding Your Energy Contract: Part 1

August 28, 2020

APPI Energy provides our clients a comprehensive way to reduce energy expenses and create budget certainty.  Unbiased and independent, we perform extensive due diligence of competitive suppliers in deregulated markets to provide data-driven expert consulting for the procurement of electricity and natural gas. Our experience in deciphering energy contracts differentiates us as consultants and allows us to fully analyze the details of your current and future opportunities. As a consumer, it is important to understand the terms and conditions included (or not included) in your contract and be aware of how they may affect your bottom line. Here are a few important questions to discuss with your APPI Energy Consultant.

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Best Practices: How to Prevent Slamming

July 22, 2020

There are numerous benefits to energy deregulation and procurement, such as negotiating lower prices for electricity and natural gas, peace of mind provided with budget certainty, and a worry-free fixed all in pricing, to name a few.   Despite these benefits, deregulation can sometimes lead to confusion and misinformation for the consumer leaving them unsure who to trust.  When an active supply agreement is trumped by a new supply agreement, with or without the consumer’s knowledge, this is known as “slamming”. 

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Why Choose Solar Power Generation and How Does It Work?

June 18, 2020

APPI Energy is committed to providing innovative and sustainable solutions for our clients. Renewable energy options are expanding and implementation of solutions is growing nation-wide. Renewables are projected to provide half of the world’s electricity within the next 30 years.

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Today's Energy Market and COVID-19: Part 2

April 24, 2020

APPI Energy continuously monitors the energy markets to provide data-driven procurement and consulting strategies. Now is an ideal time to review your energy contracts and possible changes to your energy usage. Conditions are favorable for renewing  as the physical commodity pricing is at an all-time low, keeping in mind that other cost components may be higher.  APPI Energy can help you navigate the energy market to ensure you are able to take advantage of these benefits.

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Today's Energy Market and COVID-19

March 23, 2020

APPI Energy is committed to monitoring the COVID-19 developments and how it is affecting the current energy markets and what that means for the foreseeable future. We are dedicated to serving our clients and making the best recommendations based on the market and client needs, even in the most uncertain of times.

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The Importance of Renewing Your Energy Contracts

February 20, 2020

As energy consultants, our mission is to offer our clients a comprehensive way to reduce energy expenses and create budget certainty. Now let’s look at why it is so important to enter the energy contract renewal process with eyes wide open. 

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APPI Energy: Past, Present, and Future

December 18, 2019

With the end of the year approaching and the beginning of a new decade upon us, it is a good time to reflect on the past; more specifically the past 23 years. APPI Energy is completing it’s 23rd year of business and we are just getting started.

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The Rise of the Renewable Energy Economy

November 25, 2019

Renewable energy is projected to provide half of the world’s electricity within the next 30 years. This may seem like a lofty prediction; however, renewable energy currently accounts for 28% of the global electricity and power capacity is expected to increase by 49% in the next 5 years.

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What to Expect this Winter in the Energy Market

October 17, 2019

The warm summer breezes have turned to chilly fall nights which signal changes within the energy market. The 2019-2020 winter weather predictions have been made which we utilize to determine the impacts to the natural gas and electricity markets during the volatile winter season.

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Avoid the Upcoming Electricity Rate Increase in Maryland

August 22, 2019

This bill increases the State’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 25% by 2020 to 50% by 2030 and makes other related changes. Both Tier 1 and solar (which is a carve-out of Tier 1) compliance percentages will increase effective October 1, 2019. All new electricity contracts signed on or after that date will be priced at these new RPS compliance rates. 

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Electricity and Natural Gas Prices: Nowhere To Go But Up

August 5, 2019

Retail electricity prices are largely driven by natural gas prices. Even though power is generated from a variety of sources—hydroelectric, wind, solar, nuclear, coal, gas— generating plants are paid based on the last fuel used to meet demand, which is almost always natural gas.

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Reaping the benefits of distributed generation

June 13, 2019

Across the United States, business operators are reducing energy costs and improving environmental footprints with distributed generation. Also known as onsite power generation, distributed generation systems use renewable energy sources, such as solar power or combined heat and power, to generate energy at the end user’s site.

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The History of APPI Energy

January 10, 2018

Founded in 1996, follow APPI Energy's origins in the earliest days of energy deregulation to its status as an award-winning energy consulting firm in 2018.

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Hedging Power Prices

July 25, 2017

In this article, we explain hedging, and how locking in contracts years in advance can reduce energy expenses.

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7 Expectations for Energy Customer Service Excellence

September 29, 2016

Billing errors, unauthorized changes to service, and opening or closing locations are just a few occurrences that cause customers to seek support. Whether you procure energy from a utility company or from a retail supplier, or you trust an energy advisor to manage your supplier selection, what should you expect from customer service regarding your energy supply and consumption?

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Why your business needs an energy management strategy

June 20, 2016

Business executives in deregulated energy markets have unprecedented flexibility to create energy management strategies that align with corporate goals, budgets, and fiscal calendars. Effectively managing energy supply contracts yields substantial cost reductions and improved business performance.

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Early Contract Terminations

May 12, 2015

The APPI Energy Customer Service team has resolved an increasing number of issues involving electricity supply contract terminations. Assertive energy salespeople are targeting customers through mailings, phone calls, and door-to-door solicitation. Read on for eight ways to prevent early electricity supply contract termination from happening.

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