Services

Procurement

Competitive bid-based energy procurement is at the heart of what CES provides our clients.  We source energy for our clients using a transparent and robust competitive bid-based procurement service utilizing dozens of pre-approved suppliers, informed by market intelligence and conducted by seasoned energy market veterans. CES customizes our procurement services to the needs of our clients, offering some of the most sophisticated pricing products in the industry. Commodities we procure include:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • Liquid Fuels (Propane, Residual Oil, Heating Oil, Biofuels)
  • Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
  • Biomass

 

We maintain complex databases and software interface that we use to store, audit, query and analyze vast amount of data in creative ways. We utilize a procurement process that promotes competitiveness among suppliers to ensure that our clients achieve the best deals available in today's energy markets, regardless of which suppliers are offering them.

  • Sealed-bid process ensures best prices
  • Bids are requested directly from supplier pricing desks, eliminating the margins that suppliers build in for their retail sales teams
  • CES computer generated supplier feedback drives supplier margins lower while encouraging strong supplier participation

CES has established business relationships with nearly all of the major energy suppliers that are active in the North American power market. CES routinely evaluates suppliers on behalf of our clients to ensure that each has good credit, honors contract terms and provides accurate and complete billing services to its customers.  CES is 100% supplier-neutral and puts the client’s interest first and foremost in our procurement process.

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