Utility company charges are some of the most complicated fees a company pays. This complexity often leads to potential errors. Hidden costs, overcharges resulting from billing errors, charges for non-existing services, and complex billing codes can all contribute
to over payments. Our expert utility auditors can audit utility bills in any state. We can audit
Electric bills, Gas bills and Water/Sewer bills.
The bottom line? We obtain refunds for historical errors and overcharges and negotiate cost savings in more than 70% of our utility audits. The average refund totals 8% of the past three year's utility bills. We have no up front fees and we are compensated only after savings are realized.
The core of our efforts is to get a refund for past errors on bills. In most states if errors are
discovered we can go back as far as three years for a refund, some states even allow for a
four year look back. Our audit procedure of your company invoices will verify:
Incorrect meter readings Redundant billing charges Evaluation of line charges Surcharges, taxes & tariffs Billing/accounting errors Incorrect calculations
If errors are discovered in any of these areas your company would be eligible for a significant refund.
Reduction of future fees:
In addition we will undertake an effort to reduce the utility expense in the future. This future reduction involves an in depth look at reducing utility demand, tariff, usage and distribution charges in deregulated states and these charges along with utility rates in regulated markets.
If your company has not hired someone to do an in depth audit and analysis of these charges, there is a good chance your organization is paying much more than they need to.
We do a complete audit and review of these complex charges by looking at every utility bill from the last three to four years of usage (depending on the state). We look for and verify:
Demand reading errors
Tariff non-compliance Improper application of tariffs Evaluation of line charges Usage charges Improper application of rates Incorrect calculation Power factor analysis Improper distribution charges Utility incentive opportunity
The process will also involve in some cases, more in depth data collection at the facility to verify some of this information.
Our Process: 1. Facility Survey— An auditor will call and collect all data on the facility including equipment,
building and data usage.
2. Predominant Use Study—Engineering report is compiled
3. Filing—All necessary documentation is submitted on behalf of company to the applicable authority and utility company.
4. Verification, Exemption and Refund—We will verify all billing errors have been corrected, all adjustments have been made and progress is tracked until refund is issued to client.
Call us now to begin the process of recovering overpayments on your utility bills.
To Request Information, Contact Us or call Cherelyn Riesmeyer at 800-598-5587.