James M. Grasso
Elevating Energy Portfolio Management to a Higher Standard isn't a tag line, it's a mission.
I've been in the retail energy industry for over twenty years. In that time, energy marketing companies and brokerage firms have done little to expand the product offerings available to consumers. Utility distribution companies have done even less. And while deregulation has brought choice of supplier to the consumer, like every maturing deregulated market those choices are rapidly consolidating into fewer providers with less savings differentiation. Even worse, nobody can figure out how to consistently guarantee or transparently showcase savings to the consumer...the very purpose of energy deregulation!
A shrinking pool of supplier and product options make it increasingly more difficult for service providers to separate themselves from the pack. It's time for the next generation of expense management solutions.
When SilentSherpa was conceived back in 2000, it was designed to provide guidance solutions to commercial energy consumers. Over this time we've managed thousands of electric and natural gas utility accounts, and showcased millions of dollars in savings to our clients. We've provided data management, market analysis, budget forecasting, contract procurement, performance reporting, bill audits and issue resolution solutions...among other value added services. Unique stuff, right? Not really, because as best I can tell most every energy portfolio management company touts the very same claims. What's unique, is that we've provided a breadth and depth of services offering with software rather than staff. Now that is unique stuff.
Automation is a beautiful thing. Its faster, more reliable, more accurate, and far less costly to manage than human beings. The meter data sector is riddled with software automation such as software that sends out alerts when loads exceed pre-designated thresholds and demand response notifications that dispatch remote generation assets. However the supply market sector is not unless you consider Excel workbooks and macros automation...which it was in 1990. True automation involves not only data capture, organization, and display...it involves intelligence, execution and communication. This is a new standard in supply cost management, and this is the mission of SilentSherpa.
James M. Grasso
founder and president