Durand-Arkansaw School District
In the summer of 2014, MEP Solutions approached the Durand-Arkansaw School District about saving money on their natural gas purchasing. MEP Solutions proposed a best practices approach to purchasing which included bidding their gas requirement to the wholesale market, sound contracting and the implementation of savings metrics. Leadership at the school reviewed the program and decided that the benefits were significant enough to give it a try.
A great company that makes gas procurement cost effective and easy to understand.
Greg Doverspike | District Administrator at Durand-Arkansaw School District
Despite low natural gas prices, the value of running the MEP best practices program proved its merits. In the first year on the program the Durand School District saved $4,283 (15% savings) on their annual natural gas cost versus buying from the local gas utility. This resulted in a return on investment of 384%, which means they saved almost $4 for every $1 input to run the program.
Evansville Manor is always seeking ways to offer the highest quality of service while finding innovative ways to save money within their existing budget. This is why decision makers at Evansville Manor were excited to learn about how they could cut their utility bills with little to no effort and time. MEP Solutions introduced them to the wholesale natural gas market, explaining to them the financial advantages of competing out their gas on the competitive market under a balance contract. With MEP actively managing their program out of the gate, the savings were realized immediately.
The folks at MEP are a trusted resource that have helped us lower our operating costs while maintaining high standards of business transparency with our group. I would recommend them to others.
Cliff Woolever | Administrator at Evansville Manor
Despite low natural gas prices, the value of running the MEP best practices gas program still had tremendous value. Evansville Manor saved $4,028 (17% savings) on their annual natural gas cost. This results in a return on investment (ROI) of 437%, which means they saved over $4 for every $1 input to run the program.
Elmbrook School District
Two years ago, the School District of Elmbrook began examining ways to save money on their natural gas program. At the time, they were sourcing their natural gas with a single supplier and were not familiar with other options. MEP helped analyze their current program and began working collaboratively with the District to introduce competition from the market place, a proper contract, and ongoing management to their many accounts. Once the program was initiated, the District began realizing significant savings even despite the low cost gas environment and the warmer than normal winter that Wisconsin experienced. Professional help mixed with sound competition creates costs savings!
The team at MEP helped us navigate from a single sourced supplier to the competitive market which resulted in substantial savings. I appreciate their personalized service and reports and would recommend them to others.
Mark Monfre | Energy Manager at School District of Elmbrook
In the last year alone Elmbrook Schools saved $42,350 (22% savings) on their annual natural gas cost versus the local gas utility. This results in a return on investment (ROI) of 541%, which means they saved almost $5.50 for every $1 input to set up and run the program.