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The Process

  • We work directly with the utility provider to obtain necessary information to find the right product that meets your company’s specific needs.
  • We show you a competitive analysis that helps your company make the right decision based on your budget portfolio and service needs.
  • We walk you through the decision-making process to ensure your needs are met.
  • We continually monitor your account and provide insight based on ever changing market conditions and opportunities.

Voltstreet Finds the Perfect Plan for Your Needs

Voltstreet Energy Advisors brings value to clients by developing and implementing a comprehensive energy management strategy.

Our services to energy consumers and Industry Partners are focused on adding value in 4 key areas:

  • Electricity and Gas Rate Comparison
  • Energy Risk Management
  • Electricity and Gas Provider Support
  • Strategic Services for the Energy Industry

Energy Procurement

Voltstreet Energy Advisors manages the procurement cycle for all of its clients with electricity and gas rate comparison services. Assessing the competitive environment and accurately comparing competing and sometimes confusing offers is critical to the energy procurement process. Voltstreet’s unparalleled focus on the details of proposals, pricing structures, and contracts ensures that clients get the maximum value out of their procurement strategy and minimize the potential for the surprise of an unexpected cost after contract execution.

Supplier Qualification & Proposals

Voltstreet Energy Advisors maintains relationships with leading suppliers of electricity and natural gas all across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Our insight into their operations allows our firm to:

  • Develop detailed pre-qualification information on potential suppliers to narrow the competitive landscape to the most preferred suppliers
  • Develop a favorable solicitation based on the energy strategy developed with the client
  • Work with suppliers in customizing their products to fit the specific needs of the clients’ energy strategy
  • Supplier Comparison & Analysis

Once Voltstreet has received detailed proposals from suppliers, a thorough and in-depth analysis of all of the proposals is conducted and a detailed comparison is prepared for clients. Key areas of comparison and evaluation include:

  • Initial pricing, and what cost drivers are included or passed through to the client
  • The calculation methodology for pass through cost components and recommendations as to whether those methods are reasonable
  • The risk/reward balance of any pass-through components (i.e. will taking a certain cost as pass through ultimately result in higher or lower overall costs)
  • Comparison of all contractual provisions
  • Overall supplier capabilities, financial wellness, and customer service
  • Contract Negotiation & Execution

Once we have received proposals and have made a supplier recommendation to our clients, we proactively proceed to negotiate and execute a contract with the supplier that is most favorable. As part of the negotiation process, Voltstreet will:

  • Provide a detailed review of each shortlisted supplier’s contract in an easy to read format
  • Voltstreet will suggest any modifications to commercial terms submitted
  • Coordinate in-house counsel
  • Lead contract negotiations with suppliers
  • Finalize contract execution

Complete Energy Risk Management Services

Voltstreet further adds value to our clients by developing a comprehensive energy risk management strategy that can be adapted to changing market conditions, regulatory structures, and supplier behaviors. We work alongside our clients to establish attainable energy goals that seamlessly mesh with their business objectives, risk tolerance, and any budgetary constraints. Finally, Voltstreet then assists clients in implementing the detailed energy management strategy, bench-marking its performance against the established goals, and adapting the strategy during times of changing market conditions.

Energy Strategy Development

Developing an organization wide energy strategy to address key issues, is critical to success.  We assist clients in the following areas:

  • Realistic energy budget considerations
  • Price risk management goals
  • Regulatory environment assessment and change forecasting
  • Achieving sustainability goals

Electricity Price Market Analysis & Monitoring

Voltstreet helps clients stay ahead of the constant changes and volatility of the energy markets by constantly monitoring and keeping its clients informed of:

  • Daily fluctuations in key commodity prices
  • Regulatory activity
  • Changes in fundamental factors that drive energy prices
  • Changes to market structures and the competitive landscape

Ongoing Electricity and Gas Rate Hedge Management

Market volatility creates unique purchasing opportunities. Voltstreet Energy Advisors enables clients to leverage that volatility to their advantage. We are able to achieve this through the use of a number of proprietary tools and resources that assess the following:

  • Natural gas target prices
  • Block power target prices
  • Opportunistic hedging

Support Team

Voltstreet also serves as an in-house energy management team on behalf of clients. This entails support on many day-to-day business needs that range from energy report preparation for internal purposes to coordinating hardware installations and repairs with local utility companies. Voltstreet also offers online invoice support to ensure supplier invoices are in compliance with executed contracts.

Invoice Validation

Voltstreet reviews and investigates any non-agreed upon charges and proactively moves to an amicable resolution to ensure our client’s facilities are charged accurately per the terms of each energy supply contract. In addition, Voltstreet serves as the client’s customer service advocate which includes but is not limited to:

  • Invoice dispute resolution
  • Transmission and Distribution rate validation

Site & Volume Management

Over the term of an energy supply contract, a client’s business is constantly changing and Voltstreet works to make sure that all supply contracts remain current and in-line with the client’s changing needs, including but not limited to:

  • Actual consumption vs forecasted usage analysis
  • Meter additions and deletions as needed
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Contract reassignment when a facility is sold or purchased

Budgeting & Forecasting

Voltstreet Energy Advisors provides clients detailed budgeting and forecasting information on a regular basis.  This includes:

  • Monthly updates of actual spend compared to budget based on realized costs and changes in forward market conditions
  • Fiscal year budget development based on contracted rates and/or forward market projections
  • Medium to long term forecasts of energy spend to aid in strategic planning and new site location decisions

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Development Opportunities

In addition to energy risk management and procurement related services, Voltstreet also works with firms to assess business development opportunities in the energy industry.

Given the diverse backgrounds of the Voltstreet team, we are uniquely positioned to add value by providing an analysis on investments in energy technology and any business development opportunities in the energy space.

Voltstreet has been retained by many firms to help assess:

  • Regulatory requirements and costs associated with becoming a retail energy supplier
  • Development of renewable energy generation opportunities in various geographic markets

In performing research on an ongoing basis, Voltstreet combines extensive technical knowledge of the wholesale and retail markets with its proprietary market data to develop a robust financial model with forecasting capabilities and metrics such as:

  • Avoided costs and payback horizons
  • Revenues associated with renewable energy credits
  • Wholesale power purchase agreement valuations

Services Overview
Electricity and Gas Rate Comparison
Energy Risk Management
Electricity and Gas Provider Support
Strategic Energy Services