Atlanta-based Utilities Analyses Inc. (UAI)
reports that its utility bill audit and energy procurement strategies have resulted
in substantial, measurable savings for Georgia's DeKalb County School System
(DCSS). In the first six months of working with UAI, the school system received
over $400,000 in electric refunds and eliminated over $400,000 in negotiated
gas charges. To date, DCSS has documented and measured over $2.2 million dollars
in accumulated ongoing savings and recovery of refunds by working with UAI.
The Atlanta metropolitan public school system, the second largest school system
in Georgia, hired UAI as part of its overall initiative to reduce energy and
utility costs. UAI's preliminary study of this large, multi-site school system's
operation, as well as a keen understanding of the utility's associated rates/tariffs
and qualifications, enabled Utilities Analyses to recommend and implement several
rate changes and refunds.
Kevin Shaw, President of UAI, comments, "UAI has a comprehensive understanding
of the cost structure among electric and gas utility companies. Therefore, as
our track record demonstrates, we are able to evaluate end-user pricing in view
of knowing the regulatory policies and available rate schedule options. Further,
Utilities Analyses and the electric utility, Georgia Power, have worked together
in a cooperative effort to serve the interests of the utility customer, which
increases customer satisfaction for Georgia Power."
UAI attributes its success in harnessing energy savings for DCSS to its comprehensive
research capabilities, its "win-win" negotiating strategies that enhance
the relationships between utility companies and UAI clients, and DCSS' motivation
to aggressively reduce utility cost.
In other utility service territories, Utilities Analyses has expertise and
experience in developing new rates or modifying existing rate structures to
become eligible for a "customer sponsored rate," which is approved
by the utility and is then applied to the customer's accounts, particularly
when there are limited rate options available.
Based in Atlanta, GA, UAI is a national player in energy procurement and utility
bill audit. Other UAI clients that have realized major utility cost savings
include various state and government entities across the country, as well as
Fortune 500 companies. UAI provides services for commercial, industrial and
governmental/institutional utility users.