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The Definitive Guide to Hiring An Energy Advisor, Part 5: Independence is Key

This article concludes our “Definitive Guide to Hiring an Energy Advisor” designed to assist you, the purchaser, in finding, evaluating, and engaging an energy advisor. Over the past four editions, we have shared our insights into the important elements to consider if your organization is shopping around for advice. If you missed any of the […]

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The Definitive Guide to Hiring an Energy Advisor, Part 1

As a large user of energy, you know that one of the key factors in making smart decisions is engaging the services of an energy procurement advisory firm. We have discussed this importance multiple times in our regular articles. These same articles have touched upon various aspects of the relationship between the energy advisor and […]

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Five Costly Energy Buying Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

Energy decision-makers wear a lot of hats – and their job descriptions are all over the map:  Some are purchasing agents, property managers, and CFOs.  Others are mayors, operations directors or presidents.   The point is, it’s rare to find a person who specializes in “energy procurement” alone.  For most of these people, “electricity procurement” or […]

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Are You Outsourcing Energy Procurement? 3 Signs That It Might Be Time

Outsourcing Energy Procurement

“Outsourcing” as we know it today traces its modern roots back to the business climate of the 1970s and 80s.  It was around this time that many organizations turned to outsourcing as a way to remain competitive in a global economy.  During this time, the mindset was that in order to compete, organizations must focus […]

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