Energy Procurement

Effective electricity and natural gas procurement takes considerable time and expertise, which can only be gained through years of education and experience. As a dedicated professional, you understand that success is achieved only through a steadfast commitment to your trade. Our trade is energy management, and our staff of energy professionals possesses more than 120 years of combined experience-experience that delivers unsurpassed results.

Even the perfect strategy is meaningless without effective execution. After successfully negotiating several thousand energy services agreements, Dawn Energy Consultants have the skills and experience to help you choose the optimal product structure and term to meet or exceed your goals. We will develop a comprehensive request for pricing, and then distribute it to a select group of pre-qualified suppliers.

When placing you with a supplier we look for the following criteria:

  • Financial strength and credit worthiness
  • Product offerings
  • Most advantageous terms and conditions
  • Competitive pricing
  • Billing accuracy and timeliness
  • Customer service rating

Whether you are looking for budget certainty, price savings, or just an easier and more cost-effective way to manage your energy investments, Dawn Energy Consulting is here to help. Dawn Energy Consulting works with over 25 of the nation’s top electricity providers to get you the absolute lowest rates available, along with the best contract terms and conditions. Through our blind bidding process, we receive multiple customized quotes from electric companies interested in your business and allow you to choose the rates and terms that work for you. There is no cost and no obligation to go through the blind reverse auction process. We do the work, you get the savings!

Energy management is not a limited interaction service. Continual monitoring of the energy markets is crucial to determining the best time to execute renewal agreements. Purchases should be based on market conditions, not when your agreement is about to expire. Energy usage also needs to be constantly reviewed and monitored, looking for anomalies and ways to improve efficiency. How can you manage what you are not able to effectively monitor!?

What We Do

Our #1 goal is to save you money! NOT just secure a low rate. Rates are only one piece of the pie. Packaging low energy rates with a host of other unique programs, we reduce your overall spend and can provide a cost savings in upwards of 75%!


Energy Management Solution

Reducing energy consumption is the most effective way to reduce your costs. Our real-time energy management platform is 100% cloud-based, easy to install, flexible and can monitor several types of sensors including: power, water, gas and temperature. We know that our clients are busy and that they don’t have the time, tools or expertise to manage a proactive energy strategy for electricity and natural gas procurement so let our platform do it for you!!

Energy management is not a limited interaction service. Continual monitoring of the energy markets is crucial to determining the best time to execute supply agreements. Purchases should be based on market conditions, not when your agreements expire. Energy usage also needs to be constantly reviewed and monitored, looking for anomalies and ways to improve efficiency. How can you manage what you are not able to effectively monitor!?

  • Ease of installation

    No static IP or port forwarding required.

  • Data protection

    Data is secured and replicated in the cloud & on the node.

  • Configurable

    Customize reports to your liking, and save for future use in your virtual briefcase.

  • Automated

    Schedule your reports to be delivered via email.

  • Flexible

    Supports multiple meter manufacturers via industry standard Modbus or BACnet.

  • Expandable

    Supports gas/water meters, weather stations and more via Modbus or BACnet.

  • Pass thru mode

    Allows 3rd party ems/bms software to connect to the system and share power data.

  • Tenant billing

    Automatically generate/print/email invoices to tenants based on their usage in a commercial facility.

  • Standalone

    No controls system required. All software is in the cloud.

  • Simple to Program

    Meters can be added using pre-programmed templates in just three clicks.

  • No Licensing

    Add an unlimited number of users, meters and nodes to your user account in the cloud.

  • Customizable access levels

    Specify access permissions for groups and/or individual users.

  • Automatic Reporting

    Automatically print/email/view reports and live data on any phone/tablet/PC.


Utility Tax Consulting and Audit

For organizations with multiple locations or a high meter count, capturing utility bill data, and paying invoices can be both cumbersome and cost prohibitive. That’s where we come in!! Our team of utility tax professionals will help set your business up as tax exempt for the future but we will also go back and audit past utility bills for errors. Governmental and Consumer Reports consistently report that 1 out of every 3 American businesses are overcharged or billed in error on their utility accounts. Sales tax overcharges on utility bills can add more than 8% (depending on your local tax rate) to a company’s overall energy costs and if you have in fact been billed in error, we are able to go back and recoup paid taxes up to 48 months depending on state regulations.

Our Energy Management platform allows us to streamline the processes related to bill payment, exception handling and on-going reporting. Clients gain better visibility into their utility costs and usage which also allows us to help further customize energy strategies for procurement and demand-side management. During routine usage analysis, we regularly identify costly errors in rate code classifications, sales tax exemptions, supplier billing errors, line loss code assignments, block-and-index settlement values and more.


LED Conversion

Dawn Energy bids our LED projects out directly to the manufacturers in the very same way we bid out your electric and gas RFP’s. Not only does this allow the manufacturers to compete for your business, but it also by going direct we are able to cut out at least 3 layers of middlemen which means MORE SAVINGS to you! From individual fixtures, poles, and switches, to entire lighting and controls packages, we are able to be your lighting partner for any or all stages of your lighting project. From turn key lighting projects, to bulb only replacements to custom fixture design and fabrication we can handle it all. In many cases, the utility rebates on top of the savings you can virtually pay for the lighting retrofit project without any out of pocket costs!!

 
  • Improve Light Levels
  • Reduce ongoing maintenance and costs
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Reduce heating and cooling bills
  • Reduce environmental impact
  • Increase your ROI

Dawn Energy also provides clients with creative funding options for energy efficiency projects including on-bill financing and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a simple and effective way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to buildings. PACE can pay for new heating and cooling systems, lighting improvements, solar panels, water pumps, insulation, and more for almost any property – homes, commercial, industrial, non-profit, and agricultural. Property owners across the US are using PACE because it lowers utility bills and may make their buildings more valuable. PACE pays for 100% of a project’s costs and is repaid for up to 20 years with an assessment added to the property’s tax bill. PACE financing may stay with the building upon sale and is easy to share with tenants. State and local governments sponsor PACE financing to create jobs, promote economic development, and protect the environment.


Power Factor Correction

Did you know that you very likely could be paying penalties each and every month and they are hidden within their TDSP charges on your bill?!

Many electric utilities pass through a Power Factor Charge if the customer operates below a certain Power Factor level, such as 95%. They embed these penalties within your TDSP charges and you wouldn’t even know you are being charged without having an invoice or usage audit. Let us analyze your monthly electric bills to determine whether you’re being charged. If so then we will have an engineer visit the facility to properly design the equipment and installation, and make a turnkey proposal to eliminate monthly Power Factor charges. We provide a written proposal that identifies the monthly charges to be eliminated, the project total cost, and financial analysis to deliver a cost effective project for your facility Examine the load on your facilities to see if you are a target for the new “Power Factor” penalty and offer a solution to assist you with a correction to avoid charges and penalties for wasted electricity due to aging equipment or other devices. We can design and install a Power Factor Correction project that raises the facility power factor above the level where the utility charges are assessed on the electric bill and many times the cost will be offset by the savings each month!!


Lighting/HVAC Retrofits and Controls

With increased rebates structures, rising energy cost and aging technologies, both lighting and HVAC retrofits and upgrades have experienced decreases in Return-On-Investment (ROI) times. With an extensive facility audit and economic analysis, customers are prepared to take advantage of ever increasing federal, state and local energy incentive programs to begin reducing their energy cost immediately.


Demand Response

Receive financial reward for volunteering to reduce consumption!?!

What is Demand Response?

When the demand for electricity spikes, electrical grid operators generally meet that excess demand by ramping up expensive power plants or buying high-cost electricity from nearby areas. In some cases, the grid simply cannot effectively deliver enough electricity to meet demand, which can lead to power outages and quality issues.

Demand response programs encourage energy end-users to cut consumption during these critical times. Participants receive financial reward for simply being willing to cut energy use, regardless of whether or not there is a call for curtailment. By volunteering to reduce consumption during times of peak demand, participants help electrical grid operators control energy costs, prevent the construction of additional power plants and reduce negative environmental impacts.

Dawn Energy Consultants can lead your company to a successful demand response program by:

  • Identifying opportunities to participate
  • Recommending the best provider and program based on your business objectives and site-specific requirements

Our energy professionals examine your company’s operations to determine what demand response opportunities exist, as programs are only available in certain markets. If your operation qualifies and an opportunity exists in your area, Dawn Energy recommends the program and provider that best fits your company’s needs. Our unbiased perspective enables your company to evaluate both the rewards and the risks associated with Demand Response.

 

More Than Just Power Monitoring

Zeus is flexible enough to fit your many needs.

Utility Monitoring – Traditional Topology

The problem the Zeus team wanted to solve.
Its complicated.

Traditional metering solutions fail to leverage modern technology. Important data remains inaccessible or difficult to access. EMS/BMS systems typically do a poor job of providing data in a useful format. There are too many “moving parts” between meters and the data from the software.

  • HIGH COST
  • DIFFICULT TO DEPLOY
  • PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE
  • NO NETWORK CAPABILITY

Zeus Solution

We make utility monitoring simple.
  • Cloud-based System

    Zeus node collects and sends data to the cloud.

  • Simple installation

    No special programming – connect to the Internet and go.

  • Real-time Data

    View/print/email live data and reports on any device for tenant billing or energy analysis.

  • Automatic software upgrades

    Cloud based system automatically upgrades as new features are introduced.


    Why Zeus?

    Optimization & Efficiencies.

    Building Owners strive to optimize and improve the function and efficiency of their facilities. To properly do this, we need to Measure and Verify the building’s consumption. After we Analyze the data, we can then work to Optimize the building’s operations and systems to achieve optimal efficiency. The Zeus platform makes it simple and easy to perform these tasks.


    How Zeus Promotes R.O.I.

    Consumption data can be converted into a controls strategy.