In regulated markets, tariffs determine your entire energy bill. In deregulated markets, tariffs and ancillary charges (i.e., non-commodity costs) make up anywhere between 40 and 60 percent of your energy bill. Managing these costs is difficult because most local utilities offer a variety of different tariffs and both tariffs and non-commodity charges are constantly changing. There are no laws requiring a utility to offer you the most cost effective rate option or to inform you that a facility is eligible for an exemption for all, or part, of certain non-commodity charges. NUS’s Analysis and Optimization services ensure businesses are not overpaying for their energy requirements. As part of this service, experienced rate analysts assess all applicable rate options offered by the local utility. More cost effective options are identified, ranked (by savings and suitability) and, with your approval, implemented. In addition, all non-commodity charges are reviewed to identify opportunities to reduce, or eliminate, these additional costs. Our Analysis and Optimization service provides businesses quantifiable and long-term energy cost savings.