Volunteer Energy – Electric Division<br />
Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />2<br />Company Background<br />Volunteer Energy (VE) is a full-service energy pro...
Volunteer Energy – Electric Division<br />We are…<br /><ul><li>Independent Objective Experts
A Regional Load Aggregator
100% aligned with your budget and cost objectives
An invaluable ongoing resource to your organization</li></ul>We are not…<br /><ul><li>A “Preferred” sales agent for an ene...
A self serving Electric marketer
A subsidiary of a utility company</li></ul>Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />3<br />
Our Client’s Include<br />Property Management<br />Industrial<br />Commercial<br />Financial Institutions<br />Office Buil...
5<br /> Distribution<br /><ul><li> Distribution</li></ul>Savings<br />15%<br /> Distribution<br /><ul><li> Distribution</l...
 Capacity
 Congestion
 PJM ISO fees
 Ancillaries
 Load shaping
 Line loss
 Gross receipts
 Risk / holds
Supplier margin</li></ul>85%<br />of<br />Cost<br />What is Electric “Choice”?<br />Regulated<br />Deregulated<br />Utilit...
History of Deregulation in Ohio<br />6<br /><ul><li>Ohio Market Restructuring
Background:  Deregulation in Ohio
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Volunteer Energy AFCOM Presentation

  1. 1. Volunteer Energy – Electric Division<br />
  2. 2. Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />2<br />Company Background<br />Volunteer Energy (VE) is a full-service energy provider, serving various businesses and industries throughout the region with expertise that allows us to provide business solutions that assure competitive and consistent energy pricing for customers.<br />VE is based in Ohio and serves customers throughout the Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania regions.<br />VE is certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) as a Competitive Retail Natural Gas Supplier and a Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider.<br />VE’s electric team has over 50 years experience working in the mid-west deregulated energy markets<br />
  3. 3. Volunteer Energy – Electric Division<br />We are…<br /><ul><li>Independent Objective Experts
  4. 4. A Regional Load Aggregator
  5. 5. 100% aligned with your budget and cost objectives
  6. 6. An invaluable ongoing resource to your organization</li></ul>We are not…<br /><ul><li>A “Preferred” sales agent for an energy company
  7. 7. A self serving Electric marketer
  8. 8. A subsidiary of a utility company</li></ul>Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />3<br />
  9. 9. Our Client’s Include<br />Property Management<br />Industrial<br />Commercial<br />Financial Institutions<br />Office Buildings<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />4<br />
  10. 10. 5<br /> Distribution<br /><ul><li> Distribution</li></ul>Savings<br />15%<br /> Distribution<br /><ul><li> Distribution</li></ul>Only “shopable”<br />Portion of your<br />Utility bill<br />Generation & <br />Transmission<br />cost<br />Transmission <br />Cost are <br />Considered as <br />Pass thru cost<br />3rd Party <br />Supplier Costs<br /><ul><li> Energy
  11. 11. Capacity
  12. 12. Congestion
  13. 13. PJM ISO fees
  14. 14. Ancillaries
  15. 15. Load shaping
  16. 16. Line loss
  17. 17. Gross receipts
  18. 18. Risk / holds
  19. 19. Supplier margin</li></ul>85%<br />of<br />Cost<br />What is Electric “Choice”?<br />Regulated<br />Deregulated<br />Utility “Tariff” <br />Bundled Cost <br />Includes G,T & D<br />(G) Generation<br />(T) Transmission<br />(D) Distribution <br />P<br />R<br />I<br />C<br />E<br />-<br />T<br />O<br />-<br />C<br />O<br />M<br />P<br />A<br />R<br />E<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  20. 20. History of Deregulation in Ohio<br />6<br /><ul><li>Ohio Market Restructuring
  21. 21. Background: Deregulation in Ohio
  22. 22. 1999: Ohio Senate Bill 3–Deregulated generation of electricity–Provided for utility divestiture of generation plants
  23. 23. 2001-2005: Market Development Period (20%+ shopping in Duke)
  24. 24. 2005: Complete divestiture of generation plants
  25. 25. 2006-2008: Rate Stabilization Plan (minimal shopping in Duke)</li></ul>Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  26. 26. Background: Deregulation in Ohiocontinued<br />7<br /><ul><li>2008: Ohio Senate Bill 221
  27. 27. –Reworked the regulatory framework
  28. 28. –Allowed utilities to choose between an Electric Security Plan (ESP) or Market Rate Offer (MRO) to provide default generation supply
  29. 29. 2009-2011: Duke Energy’s ESP is in effect</li></ul>Duke rate increases + falling market prices = opportunity for customer savings<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  30. 30. Wholesale Electric Market Trend<br />8<br />Confidential. 2010 Volunteer Energy<br />
  31. 31. Electric Deregulation –101<br />9<br /><ul><li>Electric bill has various components that prior to deregulation were “bundled”
  32. 32. Under deregulation the charges are “unbundled”</li></ul>Non-shopping customer –local utility charges generation, transmission and delivery <br />Shopping customer –supplier charges generation and transmission; utility charges delivery<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  33. 33. Electricity 101<br />10<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  34. 34. How to Determine Savings by Shopping<br />11<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  35. 35. What Charges Can I Avoid by Shopping?<br />12<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  36. 36. What Charges Can I Avoid by Shopping?<br />13<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  37. 37. What Charges Can I Avoid by Shopping?<br />14<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  38. 38. What Charges Can I Avoid by Shopping?<br />15<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  39. 39. Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />16<br />Procurement Process<br /><ul><li>Conduct a no obligation energy assessment of your electricity and natural gas
  40. 40. Understand your business requirements, i.e., energy budget vs. cost risk that will define various supply options that make sense
  41. 41. Negotiate beneficial contract language and terms that fit your commercial requirements and risk profile
  42. 42. Market individual or aggregated account usage, contract requirements, and product type to qualified energy suppliers
  43. 43. Monitor energy market indices for the optimal buying opportunities
  44. 44. Conduct a competitive bid process whereas best and final pricing is negotiated in order to award the business to the lowest cost qualified supplier</li></li></ul><li>Which Electricity Supplier is Best for Me?<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />17<br />
  45. 45. How to Shop for an Alternative Electric Supplier<br />18<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  46. 46. How to Shop for an Alternative Electric Supplier<br />19<br />Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />
  47. 47. Our Commitment to your Organization<br /><ul><li>We help determine and manage your corporate energy supply goals
  48. 48. We recommend and deploy an effective purchasing strategy
  49. 49. We engage the market on your terms
  50. 50. We conduct an “open book” transparent competitive bid process
  51. 51. We negotiate supplier agreements to mitigate unnecessary risk
  52. 52. We ensure quality billing and account transition
  53. 53. We monitor the ongoing energy market for timely contract renewals to “lock-down” optimal future buying opportunities</li></ul>Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />20<br />
  54. 54. Next Step’s<br /><ul><li>VE will provide free no obligation analysis of your current rates and your options, however we will need to first obtain the following;
  55. 55. Your authorization to obtain historical energy supply usage and account data by signing an Letter Of Authorization (LOA)
  56. 56. Provide VE with a recent copy of your natural gas bill and electricity bill
  57. 57. VE will provide individual consultation to assist in providing for best program options, contract terms, and pricing for your organization
  58. 58. Finalize a pricing offer upon your final review and approval</li></ul>Confidential. 2009 Volunteer Energy<br />21<br />

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