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Looking for commercial energy plans?® helps commercial energy customers compare business energy suppliers and find the most suitable rates for their company. Sure, you could do it yourself, but why waste the time without the certainty that you’re actually finding great business electricity rates?

According to a recent survey conducted by Dynata on behalf of Save On Energy, the largest private deregulated marketplace in Texas, business owners spend more than five hours every year researching plans.

With just a few pieces of information about your company and its consumption patterns, our market experts can begin scouring plans from our partners for the best commercial energy rates.

Let assist with comparing energy companies and finding the right business energy solution for your company.

What’s the difference between residential and business electricity rates?

One often overlooked part of Texas energy deregulation is that energy choice also applies to business electricity rates. That’s right. Owners of small and commercial businesses can use Save On Energy® to make sure to buy a great business electricity plan.

Still, there are some differences in the way the process works. When residential customers want to search for electricity rates in their area, they need only provide their ZIP code. You can compare rates, figure out what works best for your usage and sign up online if you wish.

Business electricity rates don’t work that way.

By and large, residents use much less electricity per month than businesses. Average residential consumption in the U.S., for example, is 897 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month, according to the Energy Information Administration. Average commercial, or business, electricity usage per month in the U.S. is 6,278 kWh.

Another difference is price. Average Texas residential energy rates in November 2020 were 12.2 cents/kWh, while business electricity rates averaged 7.93 cents/kWh.

Usage patterns also differ according to the type of company signing up for a plan. Whereas most residences use the bulk of their electricity during the daytime and early evening, many business electricity customers consume power as many as 24 hours a day. That’s why we need some information – to make sure you’re getting the right plan based on how you use energy.

For example, office buildings tend to use nearly twice as much electricity as health-care businesses and nearly three times as much as warehouses.

How to shop for business energy on

When it comes to commercial energy, shopping isn’t as easy as entering your ZIP code and seeing available rates. Businesses use more energy and need it at different times than homeowners. That’s why you won’t see rates on most marketplaces selling business energy.

We need information about a business to customize a plan for its usage. Among the information we’ll collect is what your business does, when its usage is the highest, and how much it typically uses during a month. That allows us to adjust for your needs rather than you having to adjust to how a provider supplies energy.

One thing to remember is that regardless of which business energy supplier you choose, your electricity will be delivered by a utility. Your monthly bill shows utility fees as transmission and delivery utility charges or transmission and delivery service provider charges. The utility, in addition to transmitting power, also maintains the electricity infrastructure and responds to power outages.

The utility gets electricity from business energy suppliers, who either generate electricity or buy it for resale. Among providers we work with are Ambit Energy and Hudson Energy.

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Biggest factors for business energy plans

Business owners or operators say the No. 1 factor in their decision for an energy plan is price, according to our survey. That’s not surprising, of course. Other top factors included:

  •         Plan options
  •         Brand recognition
  •         Ease of purchasing
  •         Renewable energy options

What do Texas businesses consider the most difficult parts of buying commercial energy?

  •         Time (5.1 hours per year)
  •         Too many options
  •         Confusing contracts
  •         Difficulty estimating usage
  •         Hidden fees energy experts can help with all those problems.

The average Texas commercial electricity rate in 2020 was 7.74 cents per kilowatt hour. It costs you nothing to use our marketplace to see whether you can beat that rate this year.

How businesses use electricity

Businesses don’t use electricity the same way residential customers do. Here’s where the bulk of their energy goes.

Function % of electricity used Amount of electricity used
Lighting 17% 212 billion kWh
Refrigeration 16% 196 billion kWh
Ventilation 16% 196 billion kWh
Cooling 15% 185 billion kWh
Computers 10% 119 billion kWh

Source: Energy Information Administration. Note: Other sources of electricity use include office equipment, cooking, and space and water heating.

The takeaway: Business electricity plans should be customized so that they correspond to the way energy is used.

  • Compare and Negotiate Rates

    In the 10-plus years has been in business, we’ve helped companies large and small negotiate deals on commercial energy rates.

  • Capitalize on energy choice

    Doing business in a deregulated energy market can prove to be particularly valuable to profit margins, as long as businesses compare energy companies in order to utilize the system to their benefit.

  • We’re here to help

    Our services go beyond just helping you compare energy companies. We’re here for you and your business team every step of the way.

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