Big Power Users: Will they Switch Providers?

Farah Saeed, Prinicipal Consultant
The analysis profiles heavy electricity users within five different sectors, including manufacturing, data centers, hospitals, education, and small franchise. This briefing will also evaluate choices for energy management service.

Why should you attend:
- Learn about customer perception in deregulated states for purchasing electricity and energy management services
- Identify key market trends
- Review purchase criteria for selecting a provider
Mar 20 2014
14 mins
Big Power Users: Will they Switch Providers?
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