Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
Energy consulting firm, BidURenergy, Inc. (BUE), announced early this week that it has successfully recovered thousands of dollars for its client from utility billing errors. The client, a manufacturing plant in the industrial sector, came to BUE after they had restructured their company and management wanted a clean bill of health for all expenses, including energy.
BUE’s bill auditors scrubbed two years worth of the plant’s billing data and found consistent errors due to an omitted tax exemption. A few years prior, the plant applied for and was granted a generous state tax credit. Since the credit was computed as a percentage of the delivery costs, it was difficult for the plant’s accountant to determine if the credit was being applied. The approval of the credit came at a time when the utility’s tariff delivery rates decreased, which led the accountant to believe the decrease was because of the credit when in fact the decrease applied to all utility customers. Without keeping two eyes on utility tariff changes, there was no way the client would have known of the decrease. BUE’s team found the troublesome errors and held the utility accountable for not considering the exemption in its bill calculations. The firm supported their client in the return of amount they were overcharged. The monetary recovery for the client totaled over $107,000.
In line with this recovery – BUE is encouraging all large facilities to contact an auditor about having their bills audited. The firm explains that the service is free to businesses, and does not cost anything if no errors are found.
About BidURenergy, Inc. - BUE is an electricity and natural gas consulting firm with thousands of clients across the nation, specializing in energy procurement auction administration, and utility bill auditing. The firm’s energy services are available to industrial, commercial, and retail companies. More information is available at http://www.bidurenergy.com