Managing energy procurement for companies and government entities with annual energy budgets ranging from the thousands to the billions, Demand Resources serves its customers by helping them to strengthen their energy purchases and formulate strategies. With our unrivaled knowledge, technical capabilities and intellectual capital, we develop and execute strategies that lower annual costs for energy consumption, manage price risk and simplify energy procurement.
By analyzing facility consumption data, existing contracts, wholesale markets and supplier rates and tariffs, we can source energy procurement to gain the most competitively priced and reliable electricity or natural gas. Demand Resource ensures consistent, predictable delivery while helping customers purchase energy at the most cost effective rates. Demand Resource's specialists can also identify renewable energy sources for environmentally conscious institutions and entities at very competitive rates, including the identification of optimized energy use and payment options during utility bill processing with
Automated demand response can be used by commercial, government, industrial and institutional enterprises to maximize energy savings or develop an additional source of revenue. Many utilities and load response companies now offer demand response programs that provide cash rebates to partners who agree to reduce or curtail their energy use at peak times.
Renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements from Ameresco allow our customers to take advantage of demand response incentives without disruption to their organizations. Automated energy demand response controls coupled with on-site generation using geothermal, solar, wind, biomass, or landfill-gas-to-energy provide the off-grid power needed to keep facilities running while reducing energy use from the grid. Combined with an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), demand response can generate the capital needed for facility improvements, new development, or additional staff.
From Renewable Energy Certificates (RESC) to clean energy procurement directly from utility companies, the options for securing a renewable energy supply continue to grow. Demand Resources can provide a complete, objective assessment of a customer’s supply-side renewable energy options, accounting for market regulations, local legislation, costs, and company priorities.
We weigh the following options for our customers, integrating them into an overall energy supply management plan and, when needed, supplementing energy delivery with renewable energy generation on the demand side.
Auxilary Procurement in Deregulated Markets
In deregulated energy markets, there are often several renewable energy utility companies from which to procure clean energy. Demand Resource helps customers to integrate the procurement of renewable energy into their overall supply plan, objectively choosing renewable energy suppliers based on price, incentives, and customer needs. more info
Renewable Energy Procurement in Regulated Markets
In regulated markets, where customers’ energy procurement options are limited, utility companies are now offering renewable energy pricing programs that allow customers to pay a premium to support deeper investments in renewable energy. These programs are designed to cover the higher costs typically associated with acquiring renewable energy from utilities in regulated markets. We can explore the feasibility of customer participation in these programs based on pricing, and offer alternatives for developing and supporting renewable energy on the demand side. more info
Renewable Energy Certificate (REC)
Regardless of whether a customer’s utility market is regulated or deregulated, Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs, offer the opportunity for companies and institutions to support the development of renewable energy on the supply side by paying to “match” the cost of a certain amount of energy used with an equal amount of renewable energy entering the power grid. Demand Resources can facilitate the purchase of RECs, which can be purchased independently of a company’s contracted energy suppliers.
Within Demand Resources energy management portfolio, its affiliate partner DGP Energy Group (DGP) a wholesale and commodity marketer monitors and manages all energy (electricity or natural gas transactions. The commodity management group requests to manage and provides recommendations throughout the procurement process. In addition, DGP's contract management group monitors market conditions for price extension opportunities and logistical/infrastructure issues. The diagram below outlines the Retail Commodity Management Process.
Providing the following services with a focus on Database Management, Risk Assessment, and Energy Procurement:
Demand Resources has a network of suppliers throughout the United States servicing over 2500 accounts. Demand Resources will work with any supplier that meets the qualification set by both Demand Resources and the Customer. Through DGP’s experience, Demand Resources has learned of those suppliers that have superior business processes and will provide this information to you for the selection process.