History of the IRMA Energy Program
History of the IRMA Energy Program
History of the IRMA Energy Program

IRMA Energy-Related Services

  • Monitor regulatory and legislative proposals
  • Serve as a resource for review and feedback on product options, contract conditions, market timing and term while considering market factors such as energy market conditions, regulatory and environmental developments and economic and political environments.
  • Provide insight on supply procurement components such as Regional Transmission Orientation (RTO), Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and energy loss charges, allowing Members to understand their options (including whether to fix or pass through various charges), and make well-informed decisions about managing their risks and costs.
  • Maintain a detailed understanding of utility rates and tariffs, default supply options, and switching and enrollment rules.
  • Advise and facilitate Members’ efforts to resolve utility and supplier billing and service issues.
  • Communicate/share information about utility programs that become available to customers such as incentives for energy efficiency projects, solar and wind projects, net metering installations, and energy usage data tools.
  • Help identify and access energy efficiency and load response resources and incentives as well as develop customized facility load reduction strategies.
  • Communicate information on important regulatory and rate changes, including MISO and PJM open access tariffs, capacity constructs and auction results, FERC cases and rulings, utility distribution charge and switching rule changes, competitive declaration schedules, etc.
  • Monitor and provide intelligence on energy and energy-related commodity markets.
  • Coordinate development and implementation of special programs such as statewide Energy Efficiency — Energy Star Appliance Retailer Rebate Program
  • On behalf of Members, review energy supplier’s financial history and stability, customer service and billing capabilities, product options, contract provisions, reporting capabilities and other non-energy services.