Electric & Natural Gas Brokerage Services

Commercial & Industrial Energy Brokers

Independent Energy Consultants works with commercial and industrial customers to help them achieve savings on natural gas and electricity costs in any deregulated state. We are independent energy brokers, a factor that sets us apart. We believe so strongly in being "independent" that we incorporated the word into our company name. When you partner with IEC, you know we have your best interest at heart.

It’s important that we also maintain and foster good relationships with utilities and certified suppliers in order to do the best job for you. Unlike many energy brokers, we have avoided the formal ties that create conflicts of interest or limit a customer's supply options.

When sourcing natural gas and/or electricity for our Commercial and Industrial Clients, our energy brokers encourage a time-proven approach that builds the foundation for a true partnership with our clients. We also believe in tying our success to yours whenever possible. The natural gas and electric markets are complex and volatile; prices change by the minute.

If you are seeking a quick quote or simply shopping offers, chances are you are cheating yourself and limiting the suppliers who will bid to serve your energy needs. If you are truly serious about energy sourcing options, have given consideration to your risk tolerance and have determined to finally take control of your energy costs, IEC is a fit for you.

We use a methodical approach to ensure you make sound decisions when it comes to your energy procurement. When you engage our services, you can be involved as much or as little as you like. In either case, our energy brokers will work to bring you sound advice and cost savings. See our process below:

Independent Energy Consultants makes it easy for clients to work with us.

IEC brokerage services are provided at NO OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS TO YOU and you have NO OBLIGATION to accept any offer we broker. We are compensated by the winning supplier, if and only if, you accept one of our brokered offers. Our work doesn’t stop once we’ve brokered your supply contract. We’re there during the life of the agreement to answer questions, keep you updated on energy market trends and point out upcoming opportunities and/or risks.

The Process:

  • Discuss Goals and Objectives
  • Analyze your risk tolerance
  • Examine any existing supply agreements.
  • Identify which accounts are eligible to seek alternate supply offers
  • Not all states and/or utilities are deregulated and permit seeking alternate offers
  • Accounts in municipal systems and/or cooperatives are not eligible to seek alternate offers
  • Identify which utility markets are active and present opportunities for savings
  • Gather, sort, group and analyze your historical load data
  • Identify load profiles that will result in the lowest bids
  • Discuss market trends and potential procurement strategies
  • Fixed rates, variable rates, block/index, short-term, long-term, etc
  • Develop a decision-support model
  • Identify a price-to-beat needed to accept a supply offer.
  • Design customized Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit offers from all eligible suppliers
  • Review and explain supplier contract terms and conditions
  • Alert all eligible and qualified suppliers
  • Conduct Online Auctions or issue a paper RFP.
  • Perform Savings Analysis
  • Analyze supplier bids and recommend a supplier
  • Recommend Contracting Terms
  • Assist in the account switching process.
  • Upload contracts, sites and usage
  • Monitor your contract, and energy costs and use during the term of your supply agreements
  • Ensure you have an audit trail to document your procurement process (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley compliance)
  • Prepare for Renewals
  • Market opportunity alerts and updates.

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