Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What is an Energy Broker?

For this article I am going to take portions of Wikipedia to help better detail what an Energy broker is.
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Energy brokers assist clients in procuring electric or natural gas from energy wholesalers/suppliers.[citation needed] Since electricity and natural gas are commodities, prices change daily with the market. It is challenging for most businesses without energy managers to obtain price comparisons from a variety of suppliers since prices must be compared on exactly the same day. In addition, the terms of the particular contract offered by the supplier influences the price that is quoted.

An energy broker can provide a valuable service if they work with a large number of suppliers and can actually compile the sundry prices from suppliers. An important aspect of this consulting role is to assure that the client understands the differences between the contract offers. Under some State Laws they use the term "Suppliers" to refer to energy suppliers, brokers, and aggregators, however there are very important differences between them all.

Energy brokers do not own or distribute energy, nor are allowed to sell energy directly to you. They simply present the rates of a wholesaler, or supplier.

Not everyone may know about this but there are also options for  energy broker software which can be part of the industry-leading Energy Management Platform.


Energy consultants offer a lot more than procuring energy contracts from a supplier. In the UK and Europe where there is a lot of legislation and increasing pressure for businesses and countries to do more to reduce their energy consumption a lot of services from brokers now help ensure businesses meet a lot of compliance and accreditation requirements such as the ESOS (energy saving opportunity scheme), ISO 50001, ISO 14001, Energy Performance Certificates and Display Energy Certificates.

Other services include helping companies reduce energy consumption with the aim of meeting national and international carbon emission standards. Services include, energy health checks, energy audits, carbon zero, carbon offsetting and energy saving consulting.

Additional services such as arranging a power purchase agreement, energy export contracts can be procured as well as energy monitoring and reporting technology and solutions are also offered by energy consultants.

In the USA, energy brokers can serve residential, commercial and government entities that reside in energy deregulated states. In the UK, and some countries in Europe, the entire market is deregulated.

I hope that I was able to answer your questions?

Tips to Market Your Restaurant to Millennials



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Tips to Market Your Restaurant to Millennials

The restaurant business is hard. Of course, if you are already in the business and you own your own restaurant, you know this to be true. Margins tend to be thin, the competition is fierce, and consumer tastes can seemingly change on a whim. There is success to be had here, of course – people have to eat, after all – but the restaurants which come out on top tend to work hard for their place.

If you are going to succeed, it may be necessary at some point to market your restaurant specifically to the millennial generation. As time marches on, this is now the generation which is in the ‘sweet spot’ in terms of buying power. It’s hard to imagine building a successful restaurant operation without connecting to the millennial generation on at least some level.

Let’s take a look at a few tips to consider when trying to grow your base of millennial customers.
Go to Them

One of the keys in marketing – any kind of marketing – is to take your message to the places where your target market is likely to be found. So, where do millennials hang out? Well, on social media platforms, for starters. That’s a great place to build the foundation of your marketing strategy. Also, the millennial generation is arriving at the age where many now have kids of their own, so thinking about the places parents tend to congregate could be beneficial.
A Focus on Health

While this is certainly not true across the board, many in the millennial generation are focused on healthy eating. If your restaurant can manage to offer tasty fare which also fits in with the desires of the crowd who would like to keep their diet healthy, you may carve out a valuable niche. Specifically, offering dishes which meet the needs of those who follow a specific diet – such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc. – is a great idea.
Be Present Across the Web



The millennials who fit the stereotype of constantly checking their phones and living on the internet couple potentially find your business in a number of locations. You never quite know where your potential customers are going to wind up on the web, so make sure you are present in as many places as possible. Add your information to business listings, respond to reviews which are posted on various sites, and more.

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