About UsWe have been helping companies and institutions reduce their energy costs longer than most other companies have been in existence.
We are the energy experts that OTHER energy experts call for advice
We first established Alternative Utility Services, Inc. in 1993 – not as the energy consultants we are today, but as a vendor and installer for commercial Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems.
Along the way, we became licensed energy professionals, allowing us to establish professional relationships, yet still remaining neutral as a low-price energy advocate for our clients. And it is that neutrality which keeps us trustworthy: No offers are ever pushed at our clients due to some kind of ‘hidden provider loyalty’ or relationships.
Today, we have become the go-to source for energy consultants, brokers, and contractors when they are seeking quality energy advice for their clients.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Over 26 years of experience working in energy management, energy brokering, utility consulting, and solution delivery in the deregulated natural gas and electric markets. We’ve been working in the energy business longer than most other companies have even been in business.
Fritz Kreiss - President & Founder
Energy efficiency is often either too confusing or outside the financial reach of many businesses, facilities and institutions. By removing those barriers, we make it possible for them to finally achieve their financial goals.
Since 2012, we have expanded our resources to include alternative energy sources as part of your overall energy plan.
Community solar co-ops, solar gardens and virtual solar power purchase agreements are just some of the unique ways we can help make solar affordable for both businesses and residential.
Why do we care? Because it’s the right thing to do – both economically and environmentally.
- Maintain as close to a “paperless office” as possible.
- Run everything we use through our own “reduce, reuse, recycle” meter and encourage employees to think of the three R’s both at home as well as in the office.
- Practice Eco-Conscious printing – all business cards and materials printed on recycled paper, and with soy ink whenever possible.
- Include a “Green Option’ in all our product offerings.
The fall of 2013 marked a big step forward in size and scope with the acquisition of another energy procurement and consulting firm, Cost Containment International (C2).
This strategic move added to our customer base nationwide and helped grow the Alternative Utility Services team, with top C2 consultants coming on-board.
Memberships & Certifcations
The energy industry is constantly evolving, and so must we. Our memberships with the following trade organizations help to reinforce our knowledge, strengthen our expertise and keep us abreast of new developments within the industry.
- ENERGY STAR Partner
- The Energy Professionals Association
- McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce
- Illinois Energy Professionals Associations (ILEPA)
- Illinois, New Jersey, New York and New England Chapters of the Community Association Institute (CAI)
- Chicagoland Apartment Association (CAA)
- Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce
Licensing of alternative suppliers is required by the public utility commissions (PUCs) of all deregulated states.
And in some states, the brokers and consultants that work with them are also required to be licensed.
Alternative Utility Services complies with all PUC requirements and is in good standing in all of the states in which we operate.
Alternative Utility Services Licenses
Illinois Licensed as an electric ABC (Agent, Broker, and Consultant) under eDocket # 09-0574
Delaware Licensed as an electric supplier under commission order No. 8661 to broker electric supply service to commercial and industrial customers.
District of Columbia (D.C) Licensed aggregator/broker of electricity for residential, commercial, and industrial customers under order No. 17747
Maryland Licensed to supply electric generation services under license Ref # IR-2579, Licensed to provide natural gas supplier broker services #IR-3334
Maine Licensed to operate as a competitive electricity provider furnishing aggregator/broker services under Docket ID # 2011 – 312
Massachusetts Licensed as an electricity broker under number EB-250 and Gas Retail Agent under RA-132.
New Jersey Licensed as an Energy Agent, Private Aggregator, and Consultant under Registration # EA – 0123, PA – 0094 and EC-0073
Ohio Licensed as a Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider and Natural Gas Aggregator/Broker under Certificate No. 11-387E (5) and 11-230G (2)
Pennsylvania Licensed as a supplier of natural gas services as a broker/marketer under docket number A-2013-2393189
Texas Registered as an Electricity Broker under registration no. BR190056
Commonwealth of Virginia Licensed Electricity and Natural Gas Aggregator under license No. A-64
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