100% renewable electricity and gas is now one key objective for schools around the country, thankfully there are companies around that can help with sourcing renewable energy and ensuring your energy comes from renewable sources. Choosing to work with an energy broker can save your school money and time to look for energy suppliers.
Here are the reasons why schools and academies should work with energy brokers:
- Brokers help in saving money.
The most crucial reason why academies and schools should use energy brokers is to save money. Brokers get the best deals from the energy suppliers for the academies and schools, saving money that they can use elsewhere. Finding a good energy deal in your school is possible. Suppose you do not have the right experience and expertise in the energy industry; in that case, you are unlikely to achieve the same level of money-saving as you could have achieved when working with an energy broker.
If you trust an energy broker to negotiate energy contracts with suppliers, not only it saves you money but also saves your time so that you can use it to manage other things in the school. Resources you could have used to manage the energy can use them to focus on something else.
- Bill validation.
Energy bills are always assumed to be correct, and in case of any mistakes, energy suppliers will correct them on the next bills, but that is not always done. Bill validation can be tedious, time-consuming, easy to miss the bill costing your school a lot of money. While with an energy broker, they validate your energy bills and save on your time. Also, you are assured they will check the bill and correct mistakes.
- Brokers provide strategic direction.
Energy brokers can do more than lowing energy bills for your school. They take time to understand your school’s energy needs and how you use the energy. They will then formulate strategies to meet your energy needs and manage risks if necessary. They will only recommend the best suppliers and energy contracts that match your energy needs. Working with an energy broker ensures your get energy contracts that will save costs in the long run.
- Additional services.
Even though getting the correct bill is your priority for working with an energy broker, they can offer more services than energy procurement services. For example, they can help you access an online energy portal to get information on energy bills and compare energy charges and usage. You can also access professionals who can educate you more on energy monitoring. You should consider the services the energy broker offers when choosing them.
Working with energy brokers can be an advantage to your school. It will be best to choose an energy broker to ensure you get professional brokers who understand the energy market. Energy brokers will secure energy contracts with low pricing on your behalf. They help in bill validation, ensuring you pay the correct bill for the energy your school has consumed.