Since I last posted about the different approaches that some customers with a blended electricity solution may take to create a reliable budget, one of my colleagues came to me with an interesting story. From time to time, customers with blended electricity solutions would come to him with questions about why a certain bill was higher or lower than expected.
One customer, a large property management firm with more than 100 commercial condo buildings, no longer has that question since they began using our i2i platform. i2i, which includes a suite of services and reports, gave this customer the tools to better anticipate the future and make informed decisions based about how much load to fix over a specific period of time.
i2i has a set of specific proprietary modules that makes it easy for the customer to see the actual budget compared to the forecasted budget and make adjustments accordingly. Also, for customers that are highly involved in running other aspects of their business, i2i gives timely, accurate information that eliminates the element of surprise.
Until recently, i2i was only available to our largest customers to provide them with an advanced dynamic risk management strategy for today’s volatile energy market.
We decided to make i2i an option to all of our customers so they can take full advantage of this opportunity. Our customers have told us that in addition to managing costs over time, i2i helps them define and understand their long-term energy goals while keeping a firm pulse on annual budgets.
Want to know more? Check back for the next installment of this mini-series.