Commercial Electricity for Golf Courses

August 21st, 2014

UGI EnergyLink helps Pennsylvania managers save on their commercial electricity bills.

How much energy does your property use each month and how much do you pay for it? Knowing your energy use and buying habits is crucial in a deregulated energy market—or you could be wasting hundreds each month with a higher rate contract.

UGI EnergyLink is a commercial electricity supplier—we’ve been in the Pennsylvania market for over 127 years. Keep reading below to learn how golf course managers can use energy deregulation to their benefit and receive a more affordable electricity rate. But first, let’s look into how golf courses use that energy.

Energy Use for Golf Courses

Your facility uses electricity with almost every part that your members or employees encounter, including:

  • Landscaping and maintenance
  • Irrigation systems
  • Security and video surveillance
  • The Pro Shop
  • Golf cart charging
  • Dining rooms, kitchens, catering, and food stands
  • Managerial office use (including computers, phone systems, etc.)
  • Intercom and paging systems
  • Special events (including weddings, receptions, etc.)
  • Digital signage
  • Lighting (interior and exterior)
  • Heating, cooling, and ventilation
  • And more

Managing Electricity Use for Golf Courses

Did you know that an average 18-hole golf course can use almost 500,000 kWh of electricity in one year? Simply switching electric suppliers and saving one or two pennies on your monthly kWh rate can save you thousands. That money can go back into improving daily operations (meaning new golf carts, upgraded signage, or even course redesigns).

If you’re looking for a greater way to save money on your energy bills and increase your bottom line, you should shop around for a better rate with your utility or current Pennsylvania electricity marketer. To determine the best electricity pricing option for your property, we will:

  • Review your current buying habits—including an analysis of your month-to-month usage and seasonal fluctuations (for example, do you use much less energy during the off-season?)
  • Develop a plan for purchasing electricity at more favorable rates or terms than you might get with your utility company or electricity marketer (will variable or fixed rate pricing be better for your course’s operation and budgeting?)

Benefits of Deregulated Electricity for Golf Courses

By looking into your energy rates and comparing them to electricity suppliers in your region, you are given the opportunity to take advantage of a competitive market and lower rates. Even saving a few pennies on your kWh (kilowatt per hour) rate can save your property hundreds (or even thousands) on the bottom line each year.

When managing or owning a golf course in Pennsylvania, you have the option to select from multiple service providers for your electricity—one supplier being UGI EnergyLink. You aren’t bound to any specific company, but you’ll still receive reliable service with no interruptions if you do choose to switch providers.

Find out how much you can save and ensure you have a competitive PA electricity rate with UGI EnergyLink by calling at 800-797-0712800-797-0712.

Pennsylvania Golf Course Electricity Supplier

At UGI EnergyLink, we’re here to help you make the best energy decisions for business. We have over 127 years of experience providing electricity to golf courses throughout Pennsylvania and can provide you with the opportunity to save money on your monthly energy bills when you switch!

As a result of electricity deregulation, UGI EnergyLink can offer two pricing arrangements for owners of golf courses:

  • Fixed pricing – this is an excellent option for superintendents who must meet specific budget criteria with a constant rate month over month
  • Indexed pricing – this is suitable for superintendents who are able to accept some level of risk by taking advantage of market pricing. Wholesale market conditions will dictate whether rates go up or down.

Contact us today or fill out our simple enrollment form to make the switch and see how much you could save!

Our commercial electric services are supplied to golf courses and country clubs throughout Pennsylvania that are serviced by the utilities below:

  • Alleghany
  • Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
  • Duquesne Light
  • Met-Ed
  • National Fuel
  • PECO
  • Penelec
  • Peoples Natural Gas
  • Philadelphia Gas Works
  • PPL
  • UGI