Our most common energy questions include:
If you live in a deregulated state, then yes! Our job is to find and provide you with all of your energy rate options from our network of over 30 major national suppliers. From there, you get to decide which supplier’s contract suits your needs best. If you’re not sure how to choose the right energy provider, our energy experts are happy to provide any tips or advice you may need to help make the best decision for you and your business.
Integrity Energy makes the process simple. First, you’ll need to provide the most recent copy of your energy bill to confirm your usage and help us find the right options for your specific business needs. Then, if you have an energy contract currently, you’ll need to either review it or touch base with your current supplier to confirm the end date - we can contact your energy supplier for you, if you prefer. Finally, once we’re confirmed your usage and the end date of your energy contract, we will provide you with the most competitive energy rate options available.
Choosing a fixed-rate energy contract can be a great way for businesses to manage their energy spending before it happens and make overhead budgeting simpler.
For many businesses, day-to-day energy usage is fairly easy to predict. For example, say you manage an office - five days a week, the lights turn on at 7:00 am and turn off at 7:00 pm. While that energy usage is fixed, the cost is not. This is because electricity rates can vary from day to day and even hour to hour depending on the demand for electricity in your area, major weather events and so much more. While usually the fluctuation is small, paying more during each demand spike can add up over months and years to thousands in additional energy spending. In extreme cases, these demand spikes can leave business owners with cripplingly high energy bills - the 2021 Winter Storm Uri in Texas is a prime example of this.
But by choosing a supplier that offers fixed-rate pricing, you’ll never have to worry about unexpected rate spikes. In addition to this peace of mind, switching to a fixed rate can help keep your month-to-month energy spending much more manageable and predictable, and help pinpoint energy inefficiencies in your business more easily.
Integrity Energy is passionate about providing small- and medium-size businesses with the kind of energy rates that usually only larger businesses are able to obtain.
With over 40,000 clients and 5 billion kWh on our books, we are able to negotiate incredibly competitive energy contracts for businesses that do not have the massive energy usage that large corporations use to leverage great rates with energy suppliers. Working with Integrity Energy can provide you with more buying power and a better energy deal than shopping alone can provide.
No, Integrity Energy will never send you a bill. Our services are similar to that of an insurance broker’s; we work with over 30 major suppliers to negotiate the best energy deal possible for your business, passing the consumer buyer on to you. We earn a small amount on each contract that we set up from the supplier providing the contract.
However, unlike other brokers who may have fewer suppliers and could be partial to sending clients to one supplier or another, Integrity Energy has a large, healthy network of over 30 major suppliers and a large client base that we’ve built over the last decade. This volume allows us to negotiate with our suppliers more effectively and puts our clients’ needs front and center always.
Never. Throughout the switching process, you will always remain with your utility company, which is separate from your energy supplier. Your utility company is responsible for delivering energy from energy suppliers to your building via the utility company’s wiring, pipes and other infrastructure. When the time comes to switch, your utility company will simply start delivering energy from your new supplier, but this will never interrupt your energy’s flow.
Usually, the answer to this question is no, but it depends on your location. In many areas, you will still continue to receive your bills from the same utility company you’ve always had, with your new supplier noted on the bill (note: your utility company is not the same as your energy supplier).
However, in some areas, certain suppliers may send you a separate bill. Our energy team can always help answer any questions you may have about the switching process.
It can take between 15 and 45 days for your utility company to process and accept your new supplier change. Usually, this means it can take about one to two billing cycles for your supplier and their rates to appear on your bill.