Featured Project: The Bergen County Energy Procurement Cooperative

Electricity and Natural Gas Procurement,
Management of Regulatory Filings, Program Marketing

In 2011, GRIDSMART was selected as the lead consultant to the Bergen County Energy Procurement Cooperative (BCPS), an energy purchasing group that includes the various Bergen County Departments and Agencies, the Housing Authority of Bergen County, and 14 municipalities within the jurisdiction. Together, these entities represent more than $12 million in annual energy expense, and GRIDSMART has negotiation electricity and natural gas contracts that have saved the members over $2 million dollars to date. GRIDSMART registered the Cooperative Pricing System with the NJ Department of Community Affairs, drew up form resolutions and a membership agreement, presented the benefits of membership to eligible municipalities, and negotiated electricity and natural gas supply contracts. We continue to provide detailed quarterly savings reports to all members.