When it comes to choosing an electric and gas utility rate database, you have options. There are multiple vendors and multiple platforms on the market. Some are crowdsourced, others are compiled by paid professionals. Some are free, others involve a recurring monthly subscription. Some are famous for the accuracy and timeliness of their data, and... Continue reading→
The Value of Historical Data When Researching Utility Rates
Electricity costs and gas costs are a major factor in today’s business landscape. Whether you are running a conference center or operating a manufacturing plant, you must pay careful attention to the price of electricity and gas. In order to analyze and optimize electricity and gas costs, you need to accurately and conveniently obtain electricity... Continue reading→
Best Ways to Find Utility Data, Compared
When it comes to finding utility data, there are a number of methods at your disposal. We’re not going to suggest that any of them is completely wrong, but some of the methods are certainly better than others. You essentially have three places to find utility rate data. And you have seven ways to decide... Continue reading→
How Accurate is Your Utility Rate Information?
If your company makes strategic business decisions based upon the price of electricity or natural gas, you know the value of accuracy. For utility rate data to be actionable, it must be accurate. You can’t trust data that’s incorrect or imprecise. You literally cannot afford to make decisions based upon suspect utility rate information. If... Continue reading→
What Affects Natural Gas Prices?
Factors Affecting Natural Gas Pricing Many factors can influence the fluctuations of natural gas prices. Understanding what affects these changes is critical to helping your customers make informed decisions and invest in the best energy sources. At RateAcuity, we offer extensive data resources and trusted information to keep your company up-to-date on pricing, usage, and other... Continue reading→
Natural Gas vs. Electricity Cost
Natural Gas vs. Electric Cost Comparison Is gas or electricity cheaper? Energy suppliers need industry-specific data to identify the best solutions for their unique requirements and keep their consumers informed. As a third party that helps your customers manage their energy use and options, you do too. When you partner with RateAcuity, we provide essential... Continue reading→
Demand Charges: What Are They?
Demand Charges Explained: What Are They, and How Do They Work? Understanding the basics of energy billing is the first step to properly managing your facility’s energy usage. Commercial electricity bills consist of more than the total energy expenditure over a set billing cycle — they also include demand charges. In certain rate classes, territories... Continue reading→
Are Unlimited Electricity Plans Worth It?
Unlimited Energy Deals Powering end users’ operations and keeping their processes running smoothly is a priority for energy suppliers. Many energy providers now offer unlimited energy tariff options to fit their customers’ unique energy needs. Is an unlimited electricity plan a good solution for energy customers’ needs? You’ll want to consider some key factors to evaluate... Continue reading→
What Is Smart Rate Design?
How Does Rate Design Effect You? Rate design is a major influence on your business’s consumption and investment decisions regarding demand response, energy efficiency and energy generation. In an ever-fluctuating market, your energy prices must reflect the true economic costs of the energy you receive. With the right rate design, you can even enhance your... Continue reading→
What Can You Expect For the Natural Gas Cost Per Therm?
Natural Gas Cost Per Therm Energy suppliers must ensure they efficiently use natural gas resources to meet end users’ needs. Natural gas costs per therm vary based on factors such as location, so you’ll need to know how these entities measure usage and bill their customers to determine resource costs. If you need to provide critical... Continue reading→