Electricity consulting and procurement services are offered under Texas SmartBuy Contract 961-M2 awarded by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Statewide Procurement Division to Texas Energy Aggregation. Services include strategy development, market intelligence, as well as procurement of retail power, demand response and renewable energy.
Eligible customers are municipal entities, school districts, utility districts, water authorities, state agencies and universities that participate in Texas SmartBuy. Fees for using procurement services are described in Texas SmartBuy Contract 961-M2.
Texas Energy Aggregation provides two unique opportunities to drive down electricity expenses through the participation in the State of Texas Renewable Energy Cooperative and through their on-site services.
TREC is a renewable energy purchasing cooperative that enables institutions to purchase renewable energy directly for cost savings.
Benefits of TREC include:
Why it is best to act now:
Download, sign, and submit the LOI (PDF). The LOI demonstrates an interest to receive cooperative pricing. There is no obligation to accept any offer.
For meters in deregulated areas, download, sign and submit the ERCOT form LOA Request for Historical Electricity Usage. Complete and email the LOA to Texas Energy Aggregation. For meters in regulated areas, please submit 12 consecutive monthly bills.
Participate in one of the informational Texas Energy Aggregation webinars. Texas Energy Aggregation has experienced energy advocates available by phone, email or in person to help identify goals, challenges, current contract end date and answer any questions about offerings. Talk with others about TREC. The more participation, the better the price for everyone.
Receive the appropriate contract for signature and inclusion into the cooperation by the deadline. Obtain all necessary legal review and authorization according to organization’s procurement rules before signing and returning documents.
Review the list of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).
Behind-the-meter, on-site solar energy reduces escalating demand and delivery costs and can reduce energy costs, while also providing clean and resilient power to facilities. Each kWh generated on site is accompanied by zero delivery charges, and further reduces delivery costs by shaving your peak load. Solar arrays may be ground-mounted, rooftop or used as carport shade. On-site systems are both a visible commitment to saving energy costs for public institutions and a teaching tool for the classroom. Alternatively, Texas Energy Aggregation can work directly with a client’s local cooperative or municipal electricity company for added value and simplicity.
Demand response service provides revenue and cost savings through voluntary load shedding or dispatching backup generation during rare moments of over-demand on the grid. Demand response can also fund the majority cost of new backup generation for added on-site energy resiliency. Especially when combined with variable-price contracts, demand response delivers added value by reducing on-site electricity consumption during times of the day and year when the demand charges are at their highest rates.
Eligible customers for the Electricity Procurement Services are municipal entities, school districts, state agencies and universities in both competitive and non-competitive electricity regions of Texas.
To learn more, contact Texas Energy Aggregation.
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