Editor's Note: This article was revised on Friday, December 8, 2017 to acknowledge the benefits small and large commercial energy customers can realize by working directly with independent brokers and consultants.
On November 29, 2017, Robin Cunningham, Green Products Specialist, WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy), spoke at the Green Building Alliance's Bridge to 2030: Grid to Green Energy Purchasing event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event is part of the Bridge to 2030 educational series, which encourages the Pittsburgh built environment community to discuss important topics relevant to the Pittsburgh 2030 District.
Robin shared his insights on the supplier-side perspective of energy procurement, providing answers to questions like:
- How does the typical procurement process work?
- How does the process
change when you include renewable energy certificates (RECs) or other
- How can you spur the development of new solar
projects with your purchase?
He also talked about the benefits of using an energy supplier to help achieve an organization's procurement goals, which include greater energy and cost savings, expanded renewable energy options and innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Additional benefits of using an energy supplier like WGL Energy to assist in the procurement process include:
- Direct relationship with a supplier, broker or consultant gives customers access to a variety of solutions
- Easy access to information about a product or service
- Personalized approach to creating a holistic energy plan for an organization's unique energy needs
- No extra or hidden fees
WGL Energy's Business Development Managers and channel partners can help you develop a customized energy plan for your organization that helps you achieve your procurement goals in FY18 and beyond.
For additional insights on creating an effective energy procurement strategy for your organization in the Greater Pittsburgh area, please contact Jaison Staab at (412) 667-1249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Pittsburgh 2030 District
The Pittsburgh 2030 District is comprised of building owners and facility managers, community partners and local resource partners who are taking on the aggressive reductions targets of the 2030 Challenge.
Collectively, buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland are actively working to achieve 50% reductions in energy use, water use and transportation emissions by the year 2030.
These dramatic reductions are being accomplished in conjunction with improved indoor air quality, increased returns on investment and related growing regional successes.
Learn more at https://www.go-gba.org/initiatives/pittsburgh-2030-district/