APPI Energy: Past, Present, and Future
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. With a new location and the expansion of a new division, it is hard to imagine that we started as an idea over breakfast.
Founded in 1996, right after the National Energy Policy Act was passed in 1992, APPI Energy formed at the start of energy deregulation. Utilities were integrating power plants into their business models to allow them to act as suppliers and distributors, opening the market for competition and allowing negotiations for energy supply contracts. During this time, our founder, Walter Moore, met with an electrical engineer over breakfast about the recent changes being made in the industry. Moore foresaw the issue of consumers being uninformed and overwhelmed in their decision-making process. He knew there was a need for an expert intermediary that could vet suppliers and assist businesses in finding an ideal energy contract that fit their needs. After years of researching, developing expertise in the field, APPI Energy earned the endorsement of multiple trade associations and chambers of commerce. Being vetted and endorsed by the associations gave the members the confidence that APPI Energy is the trusted energy advisor for all their needs. As of today, we have the endorsement of 160 trade associations and ASAE (American Society of Association Executives), affinity groups, and chambers of commerce.
In 2013, we differentiated ourselves by creating our exclusive pricing database that analyzes historic pricing and trends in order to predict the movement of the market. With a database of hundreds of millions of pricing records, we have the capability to examine pricing and make informed recommendations to our clients. Providing our clients and prospective clients data driven analysis has been a game changer. Today we have the ability to drill down to the utility service territory to pull historical pricing in their backyard; it is not just a national average, it’s granular to meet specific needs and make well informed decisions.
By 2017 we were one of the leading electricity and natural gas procurement companies. With the trends for alternative and holistic energy methods emerging we knew it was only a matter of time before we needed to expand ourselves in that market as well. We decided to create a sustainability division to provide clients a comprehensive way to reduce energy expenses and create budget certainty. This division launched in 2019 allowing us to service all states, not just in deregulated markets with these services. We can help customers with purchasing renewable energy, conducting holistic energy assessments that provide solutions to improve resiliency and sustainability, and reduce demand and energy costs. We optimize your facilities through HVAC upgrades, lighting retrofits, advanced metering technology, peak load scheduling, and weatherization. Our sustainability division can implement demand response systems that can adjust energy usage during peak hours and battery storage systems that will allow energy usage off the grid. We can assist in utilizing renewable energy systems such as solar power, wind farms, or hydro systems to increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
Over the past 23 years APPI Energy has strived to continually perfect our methods and provide the best tools for our customers to ensure they are provided with an ideal solution for their business. Recently, we were awarded for Consultant of the Year from The Energy Professional’s Association (TEPA). The award recognizes one company on their promise to remain innovative in areas such as contract negotiating, ethical business practices, and customer service. Today, we successfully manage more than 2 billion kWh of electricity and 33 million DTH of natural gas. With our new division, we can go beyond competitive electricity and natural gas and offer alternative methods to both regulated and deregulated states. We expect to continually grow as deregulation becomes more common. Technology will advance, and new alternative solutions will be available. The future is bright in the energy industry and we are excited to be a part of it. To see how APPI Energy can help you with the future of your energy costs contact us at 800-520-6685 or visit www.appienergy.com