News And Insights From SJI Energy Advisors

Use these resources to help your business gain control of its energy needs.

The Role of Market Timing in Energy Procurement

The rules of market timing are simple:

  1. Buy when the market is low and go long. Buying long-term contracts in down markets ensures advantageous rates, along with budget certainty and protection against significant upward market swings.
  2. If you must buy when the market is high, go short to ride out market volatility.
  3. Don’t wait until the last minute, or you’ll severely limit your options. Start pricing your next contract 12-18 months before your current contract expires.
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Why You Need An Energy Broker – And What You Should Expect

Q:  Since any buyer can buy directly from any supplier, why use a broker?


A:  Because the only way to get the best price is to create competition between and among suppliers – ideally every supplier – and that’s the broker’s job.

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