Energy Purchasing Cooperative Programs
When commercial energy purchasing was deregulated in Maryland in 2002, the Carroll County Chamber partnered with CQI Associates to establish a Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative for its members. Since then, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce – CQI Energy Cooperative has helped hundreds of area businesses realize long-term budget stability. In fact, since its inception, CQI Associates has assisted over 20,000 businesses lower their utility bills since 2002.
Have you looked at your utility bill lately? Are you concerned about how much you are spending?
COVID 19, the Presidential election, economic forecasts and erratic weather conditions are making the energy market volatile. If you would like to reduce your costs and stabilize your utility rates join the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative.
The Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Nationally Recognized Energy Management experts, CQI Associates, to administer and manage the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative. Competitive rates are obtained by leveraging aggregated usage from members of 23 Chambers of Commerce. The increased purchasing power allows members to receive lower rates than they could typically attain on their own.
Since 2004, the Cooperative electricity rates have been lower than both market rates and the weighted annual utility standard offer service rates. During our recent fall campaign participants saw a combined savings of $889,600. Which equated to members saving an average of $4,000 annually. Natural gas rates have also been lowered on average than market rates and utility monthly winter peak indexed rates.
This program offers FREE informational seminars and webinars about energy deregulation and valuable insight into energy procurement options. CQI manages the member education and bid phases of the program, oversees the transition of the members’ energy accounts, and offers continuing technical expertise to members throughout the term of the energy contracts.
Learn how your business can benefit from joining the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce – CQI Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative by visiting www.cqiassociates.com or calling 443-472-3870 for more information.
Residential Energy Co-op
In addition to commercial energy procurement, CQI Associates is also a leader in the Chamber Residential Energy Purchasing Cooperative. CQI offers competitive fixed supply rates to the chamber residential energy cooperative members. To learn more click here or to sign up, go HERE. When signing up, please designate the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.