Electricity Contract Negotiation & Compliance Monitoring
RFP Assistance and Compliance Monitoring
AMP provides an independent review of third-party electric bid responses to provide you with an unbiased assessment of the contract terms and ultimate cost variations between each. Additionally, AMP can review your current contract terms to ensure you invoicing adheres to your contract terms and work with your REP to recover any refunds due from discrepancies discovered.
Liaison to Retail Electric and Utility Providers
AMP will act as liaison between you and your electric providers, providing you with a single, personal point of contact, who is familiar with you and your accounts, to assist you with your electric consumption and invoicing inquiries and take corrective actions on your behalf.
Litigation Support and Expert Witness Services
AMP will evaluate opponents claims, assist in determining damages, prepare expert reports, review settlement offers, and provide expert witness testimony.
Electricity Budget Preparation
AMP can prepare customized electricity budget estimates by meter, by department, or any grouping of your choice by adjusting your historical usage to incorporate any recent or upcoming changes to your consumption, as well as any implemented or scheduled TDSP rate adjustments.
Governmental Energy Report Preparation
Governmental entities in Texas are required to submit various energy reports annually, including HB 3693, SB 241 (formerly SB 898), etc. AMP will keep track of which reports you are required to submit, prepare the reports on your behalf, and make sure they are submitted on time.
Continuing Service Agreement Monitoring
A Continuous Service Agreement (CSA) addresses the unique needs of property owners and managers by automatically transferring electric service into the property's name once a tenant has moved out. In properties that frequently have tenants moving in and out, it becomes difficult for property managers to determine when units are added and dropped from their billing. AMP will monitor your invoicing and notify you each month of any units added and/or dropped from your bill, as well as any units with an increase in usage, to help ensure that all tenants have taken over their electric services.
Utility Billing Review and Refund Recovery
Invoice Auditing and Account Reconciliations
AMP will review your invoicing to ensure all your accounts are being billed at the correct rates, determining that each meter is classified correctly, that number of meters/lights coincide with physical inventories, and that REP billed data is in accordance with TDSP reported usage and demand. AMP will identify cost-saving opportunities associated with power factor losses, legacy meter removals, incorrect tax designations, etc., and will facilitate adjustments and refunds on your behalf.
Contingency Based Refund Recovery for Inaccurate Invoicing
AMP can identify and quantify overages embedded into utility charges and recover historic refunds owed with no up-front or out-of-pocket cost to the client. A contingency-based review is a great, zero-risk option to begin tackling your electricity management concerns and putting money back into your pocket.
Street Lighting Assessments
AMP can provide LED conversion and savings estimates, verify that all retired lights are removed from invoicing after conversion, and provide updated and/or ongoing streetlight billing inventories.
Ongoing Account Monitoring
Review options on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis to alert you if any metered account falls outside of your specified usage and/or cost bandwidths, helping to identify any possible issues at the onset.
Consumption and Cost Saving Initiatives
Power Factor Assessment Analysis
Power Factor is a measure of how effectively electrical power is being used. For certain meters with a Power Factor below 95%, the monthly billed demand may be adjusted upwards increasing monthly costs. It is crucial to determine the cost-effectiveness and return on investment when considering power factor corrective actions and AMP can quantify these costs and recommend savings alternatives.
Ratchet Demand Charge Assessment Analysis
Many commercial accounts are billed based on a “ratcheted” demand, meaning that the monthly demand billed may not reflect the actual demand, but a value based off of a ratio of the highest (peak) demand over the preceding 11 months. AMP will identify meters being billed under a ratchet, calculate the magnitude of the ratchet assessments, and help you identify ways to reduce or omit these costs in the future.
Historic Consumption and Cost Comparisons
AMP will prepare customized reports providing you insights into changes in usage, demand, costs, or virtually any electricity related component you may be interested in comparing over time.