Commercial and industrial energy consumers today face ever-changing utility tariff rate structures and the challenges presented by these erratic charges. Unpredictable energy costs not only impact a company’s bottom line but create uncertainty around budgeting and profit forecasting. Furthermore, demand charges can be significant—at times more than 40% of a facility’s energy bill. A recentDepartment of Energy study indicates that in 2018 commercial and industrial (C&I) energy users in the US spent over $60 billion on these additional costs.
Energy consumers often feel that they have little control over the demand rate charges that inflate their bills. They lack data, which leaves them in the dark as to when and why they’re being charged. Delayed billing compounds the issue, since invoices don’t arrive for 45 to 60 days following a demand event. Without a process in place to audit utility bills, validate usage charges, and contest unwarranted costs, many energy consumers overspend by blindly paying the bill.
The Agave® Systems software will arm you with the business intelligence to make better financial decisions.
Plus, you will not need to do it alone.
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“We now have an advocate watching over our utility bills. Agave® identified erroneous charges generating a credit of $95K”
“We are amazed at how quickly the Agave® was able to identify $21k in utility reimbursement. This web-based Virtual Energy Manager tool has more than paid for itself already.”
“We manage our plant operations with the JC system but use the Agave® Analytics Suite to drive efficient operations from a financial standpoint delivering the expected IRR for the investment, saving $50k annually”