Trends in Utility Savings

The Easiest Ways to Cut Your Utility Costs in 2017

Jul 19, 2017 |
Electric Cost Savings

The Easiest Ways to Cut Your Utility Costs in 2017   Many residential consumers are currently unaware of one of the easiest ways to reduce their cost of living. Some residential consumers spend hours researching different smartphone data plans and cable services to save only a few dollars a month.  By understanding what utility tariffs … read more

STOP Throwing Money Away On Utility Bills!

Dec 25, 2016 |

STOP Throwing Money Away on Utility Bills!   Believe it or not, the vast majority of associations and businesses pay their utility bills largely by guesswork.  Since these services are essential to operations, most people pay the utility bills without question.  In so doing, you are probably paying considerably more than you should!  This fiscal carelessness … read more

Why Associations Should Do It All: Utility Audits, Energy Audits, Conservation, Equipment Upgrades, Retrofitting, Rebates and Brokering…But In The Right Order!

Aug 14, 2016 |

  Why Associations Should Do It All:      Utility Audits, Energy Audits, Conservation, Equipment Upgrades, Retrofitting, Rebates and Brokering … But In The Right Order!     WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO ALL IN THE RIGHT ORDER!   You do not want to do energy audits, conservation, retrofitting, equipment upgrades, rebates or brokering … read more

Utility Companies Make Mistakes – Why?

Feb 26, 2016 |

UTILITY COMPANIES MAKE MISTAKES –     Lack of Expertise – Employees not up to date on all changes, new rates, data input errors, employee turnover, etc.   Too Small Staff & Budget – Too many projects, inadequate personnel to cover service area and number of customers and calls, cannot read meters every month, etc. … read more

$354,886.55: L.A.D.W.P. REFUNDS TO OUR CLIENTS FOR 2015!

Feb 25, 2016 |

$354,886.55 TOTAL L.A.D.W.P. REFUNDS TO OUR CLIENTS FOR 2015!   "The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power doesn't expect to completely work through problems associated with a new computer billing system that resulted in revenue shortfalls until year end", according to The Bond Buyer on February 25th, 2016.   Since the Los Angeles Department … read more

FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION OF UTILITY COMPANIES: FACT VERSUS MYTH

Feb 22, 2016 |

Federal and State Regulation of Utility Companies:  Facts Versus Myths   If you answered “TRUE” to any of these statements, you could be throwing money away each month when you pay your telephone and utility bills! The truth of the matter is that utility billing errors are widespread.  In addition, the vast majority of utility … read more

L.A. D.W.P. Reimburses $231,473.54 to Multiple Associations!

Sep 22, 2015 |

L.A.D.W.P. Reimburses $231,473.54  to Multiple Associations!   Since the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power introduced its new billing system in the fall of 2013, there have been numerous delayed bills, rebills, estimated bills and incorrect bills.  At the present time, these billing problems are still ongoing, with D.W.P. trying to shift the blame … read more

Utility Audits: Why You WANT Future Utility Savings!

Sep 21, 2015 |

Utility Audits:  Why You WANT Future Utility Savings! Often, there are cheaper utility rate schedules available for your utilities than the one you are currently being billed on!  Your utility provider is under no obligation to make sure you have the best rate for your needs and they have no financial incentive to do so!  … read more

Sub-metering and L.A.D.W.P.: What You Don’t Know Could Cost You

May 20, 2015 |

Sub-metering and L.A.D.W.P.:  What You Don't Know Could Cost You In the past, residents were not responsible for utility costs.  The typical resident would only be responsible for paying rent and could use an unlimited amount of utilities.  This has caught the attention of regulators, environmentalists and property owners and has resulted in a dramatic … read more

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Associations: Who Pays the Electricity Bill?

May 5, 2015 |

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Associations:  Who Pays the Electric Bill?   With nearly 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in California alone, which is 40 percent of the national PEV market, more and more associations are or will be receiving requests from homeowners for charging stations on the property.   So why should community associations pay … read more