In today’s uncertain economic climate where each turn brings both challenges and decisions, it is crucial that you have expertise to be able to rely upon and to have a “go to” for advice and direction. Ag Energy provides, guides and points that allow us to better serve our member owners, our customers and ultimately our consumers.
AEC has been a reliable partner and has been a tremendous help in managing our energy costs in a volatile and unpredictable energy market
“Energy is a complex sector where you need experts. That’s why Terra is with AEC. We’ve been cold called by other energy retailers and marketers. We don’t take those calls. That’s how impressed we’ve been by AEC’s service.”
“I would definitely recommend Ag Energy to anyone who is looking for an energy supplier. For the last 15 years they have had our back and they are the best thing for an entrepreneurial business.”
You are invited to join us at our virtual information session on October 6th at 2:00 pm. We will touch on current industry news and answer any questions you may have. This is an opportunity for you to meet with the AEC energy team and learn more about what is happening in the energy market.
Attendees will also be entered to win raffle prizes. Click on the button below to register for this free information session. We hope to see you there!
INFORMATION SESSION Via Teams Meeting Link Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
When choosing your retailer, it is vital you pick someone trustworthy. Before signing any agreement, be aware of these key items:
- Are they licensed? By law, retailers are required to share their license numbers when selling natural gas and electricity. You can check a company’s license on the OEB website: https://www.oeb.ca/consumer-protection/energy-contracts/licensed-energy-retailers
- Do you know how they make their money? Knowing how your supplier is earning their fee is important as you want to align your purchasing strategy accordingly.
- How is their natural gas priced? Are transportation costs included? Check where the commodity is priced; if it’s priced in Alberta you will have to pay additional fees to bring it to Ontario. If your natural gas is priced in the Ontario locations of Dawn or Parkway, then you are getting local pricing. If in doubt, ask.
- Be wary of phrases like “discretion to charge.” You are being asked to sign a legally binding agreement. Such vague language can lead to surprise costs over time.
- Are their promises realistic? When you sign with a retailer, your gas bill will continue to be delivered from your current gas utility (ex. Enbridge). Electricity retailers cannot avoid the global adjustment charge or delivery charges on your monthly electrical bill. Be skeptical of anyone claiming they can.
- Get informed! Find a supplier that will take the time to explain the difference between transportation and delivery costs, hedging strategies, Global Adjustment and HOEP pricing. Research what questions to ask and choose a retailer that will take the time to address your concerns.