Through our work with private colleges, universities and K-12 institutions, we understand that the education market is looking for a hands-on, proactive approach to energy procurement that drives long-term budget certainty. Burton Energy Group prides itself in developing customized energy procurement approaches for our clients to deliver this certainty.
Our approach begins by meeting with education officials to understand the financial and operating considerations which shape their energy procurement goals. We work with them to derive a strategy that takes into account financial stability, risk mitigation, and the potential for future savings. The strategy may include participation in renewable or green energy programs. While this strategy is typically driven by financial leaders, it is key for us to also work directly with facilities leaders on campus. Interaction with them enables us to be aware of upcoming changes to the campus including new or remodeled buildings, planned equipment replacement, and interest in energy efficiency and sustainability programs. Working in this fashion allows us to become an extension of our client’s energy team, ensuring all parties are in agreement with the proposed strategy.
Based upon the information gathered, Burton will propose an energy procurement strategy to the team that is reviewed and adjusted as needed. Many of our clients have preferred a long-term hedging approach that establishes both short and long-term price triggers. Through active market monitoring and regular communication, Burton keeps our clients abreast of forward market conditions and alerts them in advance of when the market may be nearing a price trigger. This ongoing consultative interaction streamlines the contracting process and provides price certainty and budget protection for future years.
In addition to energy supply management, Burton provides energy efficiency, water efficiency, and data management and reporting consulting services to the Education Market. Please contact us today to learn more about what Burton Energy Group can do to help your institution reduce utility consumption and cost while securing budget certainty.