How Brakey Energy Delivers Energy Savings & Results
Brakey Energy is a one-stop resource for controlling the cost of energy in Ohio and a powerful advocate for your interests. Our team of experts can guide you through Ohio’s complicated energy regulatory environment and help you gain a competitive advantage by lowering your energy costs.
Our expertise and professional services can solve some of your most complex and costly energy challenges:
- Electric Generation and Natural Gas Procurement
Brakey Energy has negotiated hundreds of commission-free third-party electric generation and natural gas contracts. We will shop your load with various suppliers, getting you not only the best price, but also the right product and contract terms for your unique load profile.
- Capacity Cost Management
Capacity costs are calculated based on your contribution to the grid’s highest peak demand intervals. Our energy professionals can assist you in lowering capacity costs through Coincident Peak management. We can also help you choose the best emergency demand response program for your company.
- Transmission Cost Management
Both FirstEnergy-Ohio and AEP-Ohio have created transmission pilot programs that allows qualifying customers to pay for transmission using an alternative rate methodology. Brakey Energy can help you determine if you qualify, if you would save money under the pilot programs, and help you enroll.
- On-Staff Legal, Engineering, and Rate Analysis Expertise
The Brakey Energy team includes on-staff counsel, engineers, and rate analysts who review and negotiate contracts, provide technical assistance, and audit and reverse-engineer utility bills.
- Energy Efficiency Rebate Acquisition
Our energy specialists can assist you in securing energy efficiency rebates associated with the energy efficiency and peak demand reduction requirements mandated by Ohio law.
- Energy Efficiency Rider Exemption
Our engineers and energy analysts can help you achieve exemption from the energy efficiency and peak demand reduction rider, a hidden surcharge on your electric bill. Based on your utility and rate schedule, Brakey Energy can assist with applications and compliance requirements.
- Ohio kWh Tax Assistance
Brakey Energy can help you apply to self-assess the Ohio kilowatt-hour tax if you consume more than 45 million kWh per year at a “single location.” This can significantly reduce your electric bills.
- Natural Gas Sales Tax Exemption Assistance
We can help you apply to achieve sales tax exemption on natural gas consumed at your facilities in processes. Depending on the amount of natural gas you consume, this can result in very large savings.
- Demand Response
Brakey Energy can help implement, manage, and weigh the benefits of participation in demand response programs. Large energy users that have the ability to shut down processes during peak load times can take part in demand response programs and receive compensation.
- Representation in the Industrial Energy Users of Ohio
Brakey Energy provides our clients with representation in the Industrial Energy Users of Ohio (IEU-Ohio). IEU-Ohio is a large trade association whose mission is achieving reliable electricity at reasonable prices. Brakey Energy employees attend and represent clients’ interests at all IEU-Ohio meetings.
- Representation in Select PUCO and FERC Cases
Through IEU-Ohio, Brakey Energy secures representation for our clients in select Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) cases, such as utility distribution and transmission rate cases.