How is Brakey Energy different from an energy broker?
Brakey Energy provides comprehensive energy management services to industrial and commercial businesses throughout the state of Ohio. This includes not only contracting for electric generation and natural gas, but also providing energy bill audits and helping manage regulatory issues. We represent the best interests of our clients, not the utilities. Our fees are always transparent and we never embed commissions.
Energy brokers are financially motivated to lock you into a contract for as long as possible, not to serve your best interests. They are paid by the utility through hidden fees in your energy contracts that they embed on top of direct supplier pricing you would otherwise pay. You are stuck paying these incremental fees for the life of the contract even if the broker does not provide ongoing services.
Does Brakey Energy work with businesses outside Ohio?
While our clients often ask us to serve their facilities outside of the state, we have built our business around mastering the unique regulatory issues located within Ohio. This is what makes Brakey Energy Ohio’s top energy consulting firm. While we often help businesses with Ohio operations that are headquartered outside Ohio, we limit our services to their facilities located within the state.
Why does my company need an energy management partner?
When Mike Brakey started Brakey Energy in 1999, Ohio’s electric environment was wholly regulated. At that time, the best way to minimize electric costs was by having an in-depth understanding of the electric rates. Since then, electric generation has since been deregulated, which has revolutionized the way energy users purchase electricity. In 2008, the state of Ohio passed Senate Bill 221, which added new and expensive electric bill surcharges on to customer bills. More recently, capacity and transmission costs have been increasing sharply across the state.
Ohio’s energy landscape is constantly changing and evolving. Staying on top of these changes is something few companies can do on their own. With so many dollars hanging in the balance, Brakey Energy can be your energy management partner to keep you on top of these changes.
Will I pay commissions to Brakey Energy?
No, Brakey Energy does not embed commissions in the quotes we solicit. Our clients pay a monthly retainer that covers all services. The quotes Brakey Energy solicits from suppliers are direct pricing with no markups.