The Greater Akron Chamber has partnered with XpenseSolutions and Energy Harbor to provide our members with resources to analyze their energy usage, seek advice from an expert, and access exclusive pricing on services through Energy Harbor.
Exclusive Energy Offers
Energy plans for your home and business are exclusively priced for the members and business community of the Greater Akron Chamber.
Get a customized quote today.
Energy Harbor GAC Member Benefits:
Long-Term Price Protection
Chamber members have exclusive access to Energy Harbor’s longest terms available, providing you the ultimate protection from volatile market spikes.
Look no further for the lowest rates Energy Harbor has to offer. That’s right – even lower than Apples to Apples! Our competitive rates give you peace of mind that you’re paying the least amount for the longest protection.
We value transparency at Energy Harbor, and that’s reflected in our price. We have no enrollment, cancellation or monthly service fees, so there will be no surprises.
We’re making shopping easy for Chamber members by creating a single destination to lock in low, long-term fixed-rate energy plans without having to jump from site to site.
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Expert Advice & Support
Considerations for Purchasing Energy
Purchasing energy involves several important factors and considerations. To get started, you’ll need:
Latest copy of natural gas and
electric power bill
Letter of Authorization provided by an energy consultant or supplier
Tax exempt status, if applicable
(public sectors, manufacturing, or restaurants)
An understanding of your energy usage – is it for the comfort of you and your employees? Or business purposes (processing and manufacturing)?
Types of Rates
There are two types of energy rates: fixed and variable. A fixed rate plan is an all-inclusive price that provides budget certainty by ensuring the price will not change* for the duration of the contract term. A variable rate plan price will change monthly based on the energy market.
*(Fixed rate plans can change if
there is a change in law)
Apples-to-Apples comparisons evaluates two or more energy price offers from suppliers.
It is recommended for users to
review a minimum of three
suppliers before purchasing.
The most important part of purchasing energy is fully understanding the terms and conditions of the supplier’s contract.
• Ensure all pricing components are
included in a fixed price contract.
• Understand “change in law” and
other components are subject
to change in a fixed price.
• Ensure the delivery point being used is
the all-inclusive supply price point.
Read this quarter's market update from
John Verdile, President of XpenseSolutions
Dreamers, Drivers, Doers
Steve Millard chats with John Verdile, Founder and President of XpenseSolutions, an energy advisory firm. John talks about his history in the energy business and how that industry has changed over his career. John also discusses some of the services that he is helping bring to members of the Greater Akron Chamber.