Since the inception of the Eric Ryan Corporation (ERC) in 1990, the company has grown into a nationally recognized utility auditing firm specializing in cost reduction through bill analysis, establishing usage trends, energy procurement, utility rate reviews, and energy consulting. ERC has delivered millions of dollars in savings to customers in virtually every industry. As one of the fastest growing auditing companies in the country, ERC specializes in utility auditing and analysis to provide customers with cost savings on electric, gas, water, and sewer bills.
ERC’s EnergyCAP web-based energy management software empowers our clients to accurately measure and manage energy use and expense at multiple facilities, making energy one of the most controllable operating expenses.
ERC can help you take advantage of lower rates or incentives offered by the utility companies. Our staff is trained to detect billing errors and are up-to-date on new tariffs affecting your rates. ERC seeks to form partnerships with its customers by continually being accessible and responsive. Find out how ERC can develop a customized program to meet your company’s needs.
Utility Bill Auditing
Eric Ryan Corporation reviews utility bills provided by our clients for billing errors that may result in refunds or credits, or reduce the utility expense in the future. The auditing process begins by Eric Ryan Corporation analyzing the information provided, and entering the bill data into energy management software. The software assists the experts in locating billing errors, cost per kWh variations, usage trends, estimated bills, meter read errors, cost per square foot variations, minimum demand billing, and high contracted demands.
Contract term and tax rate verifications are also performed in the utility audit.
In addition, the auditors will verify each account is on the correct rate based on usage trends, time of day usage, type of business, and government incentive opportunities.
Energy Procurement Services
Eric Ryan Corporation will utilize a competitive bidding process for the client’s natural gas and electric commodity needs in deregulated markets to ensure that the client is receiving the most beneficial pricing available at the time of the bid. Upon award of supplier to service the account, Eric Ryan Corporation will implement the change and monitor the billings to guarantee the contracted price is being billed accurately.
At the onset of the process, our Procurement Supervisor will discuss the risk tolerance of the client with the purpose of attaining the best product to accommodate the client’s budget.
As an ongoing service to our clients, Eric Ryan Corporation takes a proactive approach by monitoring the current market trends and makes recommendations for continued savings prior to contract expiration.
Tax Analysis and Recovery
Eric Ryan Corporation will review state tax laws to determine if a client or facility would qualify for tax exemptions. If determined eligible, ERC will work with the utility companies to establish the percentage of exemption and petition the state for refunds of past taxes paid in error. Site surveys will be performed where necessary to determine the correct exemption percentage. ERC will also correct future utility billings to reflect an accurate exemption based on exemption status and site survey results.
Bill Approval Services
Eric Ryan Corporation can provide bill approval services. The bills would come directly from the utility company to Eric Ryan Corporation. Eric Ryan Corporation reviews the bills, approves them for payment and will provide the amount to be paid in a format compatible with the customer’s needs.
Contract Price Verification
Eric Ryan Corporation will provide verification of the utility savings on gas and electric in contract with alternate suppliers against the market price or the current tariff. Reports are provided on the monthly and annual savings for individual locations and combined locations.
Eric Ryan Corporation’s utility budgeting service combines expert insight with the experience necessary to develop energy and utility budgets that cut operational costs. ERC makes it simple for businesses to take advantage a multitude of opportunities available in an ever-changing energy market.
Eric Ryan Corporation’s energy budget development process leverages our client’s billing history, Eric Ryan Corporation’s knowledge of rate change history, market trends, and professional relationships with reputable utility services providers to capture savings. The result is a customized utility budget that accurately projects the usage and spend for each each facility operated by their clients.
Energy Normalization Reporting
Eric Ryan Corporation offers energy normalization reports. These reports normalize energy usage/cost accounting for variables such as weather, occupancy, utility rates, billing days, production count, operating hours and any other changes affecting how the facility uses energy. A percentage change in energy usage/cost is calculated and then compared to the same month of the previous year. This data can be used to track the performance of a facility and benchmark it against other facilities in regard to baseline energy usage.
Eric Ryan Corporation has been working closely with the enterprise energy management software EnergyCAP®. EnergyCAP® has been implemented for several Eric Ryan Coporation’s clients and quickly proved to be beneficial in reducing utility expenses. This software was designed to identify building control problems, make wise energy purchasing decisions, perform energy savings measurement and verification, and help eliminate billing errors.
EnergyCAP®: Measure, Manage, Save
For many organizations, energy is the most controllable operating expense. But you can’t control what you don’t manage. Start managing your utility bills with EnergyCAP® web-based tracking software. Turn your energy information into savings. EnergyCAP® with Eric Ryan Corporate Implementation and Support is easy to use, quick to set up, and affordable—the ideal energy management tool for large and medium-sized organizations.
- Identify inefficient facilities through peer benchmarking
- Audit utility invoices to catch mistakes
- Automatically receive ENERGY STAR ratings
- Calculate and report greenhouse gas emissions
- Communicate performance through a customizable dashboard and more than 100 online reports
- Reduce energy usage and spending organization wide
Functionality Without Complexity
EnergyCAP® and Eric Ryan Corporation provide all the functionality to effectively manage your organization’s energy usage without the need for a lengthy, complex implementation process. And since it’s completely web-based, there is no software to install—which means no burden on your IT department. Get up and running quickly.
Top 10 Reasons To Use EnergyCAP® With Eric Ryan Corporation
- There is no expense required to purchase the software.
- Eric Ryan’s experienced staff members can provide software support.
- Eric Ryan tracks down and enters all billing history.
- Eric Ryan contacts vendors to resolve billing conflicts and recover overcharges.
- The EnergyCAP® database is hosted by Eric Ryan at no additional cost.
- Database set up through Eric Ryan is much quicker.
- Eric Ryan’s utility and energy expertise provides auditing beyond the raw data.
- Eric Ryan can consult and assist with energy contract negotiations.
- Every client is assigned a personal Account Manager who will be familiar with their accounts.
- Software training will be provided by Eric Ryan.
EnergyCAP® is a registered trademark of EnergyCAP, Inc.