COVID19, the Presidential election, economic forecasts, and erratic weather conditions are making the energy market volatile. Members of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) can reduce costs and stabilize utility rates by joining the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative.
The SACC 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.
Enrolling in the Energy Cooperative requires only three, easy steps:
- Complete and sign a Letter of Authorization which can be obtained on the SACC website https://salisburyarea.com/chamber-membership/benefits/cqi/
- Provide one complete copy of your most recent utility bill(s) for all electricity and or natural gas accounts being enrolled.
- Scan and email copies of the above documents to Joe Tabeling at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 410-630-5911
The application deadline for the fall campaign is September 25, 2020.
To learn more about the purchasing cooperative and current market conditions, attend an informational Zoom webinar. To participate, click on the preferred date and continue to registration page.
If you have any questions or require additional details, please contact Joe Tabeling with CQI Associates at email@example.com or 443-472-3870.