How to Reduce Your Commercial Electricity Costs

April 1st, 2013

Businesses all throughout PA and the northeast are looking for ways to cut costs and tighten their budgets—especially as the economy is expected to face challenges over the coming months and year. When the economic outlook is unclear and uncertain, businesses are best served to find ways to cut costs. One way businesses can save money is by reducing their electricity costs.

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Lower Your Business’s Electric Bill

At UGI EnergyLink, we have a few tips you can follow to reduce your business’s electric bill:

Complete a Commercial Energy Audit

A commercial building energy audit is a thorough inspection of your building’s energy consuming equipment. As part of the process, an energy auditor will not only come to your building and interview facility managers, they will also inspect the following: lighting, air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment, controls, air compressors, water consuming equipment, and anything else that is consuming energy. The auditor will then develop a list of energy conservation measures (ECMs) that could, if implemented, reduce energy usage and costs in your building.

Typically, the auditor will quantify the potential savings opportunity for each of the outlined measures, and the costs associated with implementing them. Many of these measures will start paying for themselves within just a few months.

Train Employees

Once you have implemented the recommendations generated from the commercial energy audit, you should train your employees so they understand what changes have been made and how to best follow energy-saving practices. One of these changes may include how to use the facility’s lighting more efficiently. Your employees help your business operate smoothly and thrive, and with proper training, they can help you save on your commercial electricity costs.

Shop for Lower Electric Rates

One of the best ways to lower your commercial electricity costs is by shopping for lower electric rates. Numerous states have already deregulated or are looking into deregulating their energy markets. As a business owner, if you are aware of this opportunity, you can obtain significant cost savings for your business. Thanks to deregulation, you can now choose to buy your energy from a different provider than the local distribution company in your area by transitioning to a commercial electricity supplier.

Regardless of which energy provider you choose, your electricity will continue to be delivered safely and reliably by the local utility company which is still regulated by the Public Utility Commission. You will not notice a change of service when you switch your energy provider, but you can experience a reduction in overall costs.

Make UGI EnergyLink Your Commercial Electricity Supplier

Saving just a few pennies on the amount your business pays for electricity per kilowatt hour can make a big difference on your bottom line. At UGI EnergyLink, we don’t just buy and sell electricity in the marketplace—we own key generation facilities, which are part of the PJM Power Pool. By optimizing the combined use of our own generation and the broader PJM Pool, we can supply the most reliable and cost-effective electricity to your facility.

We proudly serve 43,000 customers all throughout the northeast, including:

  • Maryland (MD)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • New York (NY)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • Delaware (DE)
  • Washington D.C.
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Ohio (OH)
  • North Carolina (NC)

Make the choice today to lower your commercial electricity bill—all you have to do is fill out a simple enrollment form on our website.