Tariffs and Billing Analysys

On a typical day professionals all across the country are wondering: “Can this utility bill possibly be right?” And, “Why is it so high this month?” The bill gets set aside with the good intention of investigating what happened. Days or weeks pass. Then, because no one wants to pay late charges or risk having the meter shut off by the utility for non-payment, the check is cut before the due date arrives. The cycle starts over when the next bill lands in the inbox the following month.

If that sounds familiar, it's because very few organisations have internal resources that have learned utility bill verification principles and are able to put them into practice on a daily basis.

Our comprehensive Rate & Tariff Analysis service provides up to a 36 month historical utility cost analysis of billings across all accounts. This service identifies suspected utility billing errors and opportunities for on-going cost savings. We provide tariff and utility cost rate analysis identifying all areas of potential cost savings with go-forward recommendations and action plans.

We analyse the main utility commodities such as electricity and water. The areas for savings are numerous; examples routinely discovered in this analysis include:

  • Alternate utility rates, clauses, riders, and provisions
  • Off-tariff rates, special contracts and negotiated utility rates
  • Physical and arithmetic meter consolidations
  • Contract capacity increase/decrease
  • Power factor improvement
  • Voltage upgrades
  • Interruptible rates and peak savings
  • Tax reductions, incentives and credits/refunds
  • Fuel switching
  • Sewer outflow meter installation

You don’t have to be a utilities expert to get better utility rates, spot billing errors or develop cost saving strategies. PMT's utility experts are at your disposal to do the leg work, analyse results and make sound recommendations to better manage and reduce your utility spend.