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    Save with District Buying Power

    Energy choice has been available to businesses for over ten years, but the process can be daunting, and many questions remain — Who do I buy from? When do I buy?

    District Buying Power, the district-endorsed energy buying program is the solution. Most customers are focused on running their business and don’t have time to dig into energy spend. Energy is a top five expense for many businesses, so energy savings should be a top goal. Get the best available pricing and contract terms and leave the energy market research and supplier relations to the experts. District Buying Power will provide everything you need.

    When did District Buying Power begin?

    The District Government has partnered with Albireo Energy to create and operate District Buying Power. The program is modeled on the long-term, successful, city-endorsed programs, Boston Buying Power and Philly Buying Power, which have operated for 10+ years in those cities.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Do Buying Groups Work?2021-03-08T13:25:30-05:00

    Albireo Energy has formed and operates energy buying groups throughout the country for public and private efforts.  When you execute your contract, you are committed to a large database of eligible accounts and our systems will optimize your buying group and bring you to auction when the time is right.  Our team monitors market conditions, supplier networks, products and services, as well as the aggregation makeup, to find optimal times to buy energy.  When we execute on the best day, with the best group, and at the best deal, you receive your own supplier contract and next cycle the process starts all over again.  You don’t need to do anything more…just enjoy the benefits.

    What If My Business Is Outside of the District?2021-03-08T13:25:18-05:00

    While the District Buying Power program is intended for District businesses, any business is eligible to join, whether in Maryland, Virginia, or any other deregulated state.  Your account(s) will be in different buying groups, specific to that market, but Albireo operates aggregations in all markets and will include you accordingly.

    What If I Want These Services But Not In a Buying Group?2021-03-08T13:25:08-05:00

    If your business is large enough to be a stand-alone purchase, District Buying Power can still help.  We serve colleges, hospitals, industrials, large office buildings and many other accounts that operate outside of the buying groups.  We will be happy to speak with you about a custom offering.

    What Else Do I Need To Know?2021-03-08T13:24:56-05:00

    The most important thing to know about energy choice is that guaranteed savings do not exist.  The energy markets are quite volatile and trade in dramatic swings.  It is impossible to predict that you are buying at the low point, buying cheaper than utility rates, or couldn’t have gotten a better deal under any condition.  Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

    The District Buying Power benefit will be in knowing: (1) your costs as a business owner; (2) that you got the best deal available at that time; and (3) that your account(s) are being professionally managed and opportunities to reduce your rates will not be missed.

    How Do I Know This Is a City-Endorsed Program? 2021-03-08T13:24:47-05:00

    Please contact Lolita Perry at the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) at lolita.perry@dc.gov and request confirmation.

    Do You Have Any Materials I Can Print and Share?2021-03-08T13:24:43-05:00

    Yes, we have an 8.5″ x 11″ flyer. Feel free to print and share it. Click here to download it.

    You can also see read the official press release. Click here to download it.

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