Utility Bill Analysis FAQ
How long does the audit process take?
The audit process generally takes four weeks from start to finish. The involvement of the client is limited to providing documentation at the beginning of the process, and then meeting to discuss the audit findings at the end of the process.
How much does it cost to have an analysis?
We can perform an analysis of your company in 3 steps with no upfront cost to you. Our track record of finding savings for our clients allows us to do most audits at no charge, contingent on finding savings. When money is saved or recovered, we share the success with you! CEME LED can successfully guide your company through the steps of an analysis due to its proven system that values time limitations of managers and attains all necessary items with minimal disruption to your company’s daily activities.
Our analysis process consists of 3 steps:
1. Data Gathering
The initial step of the process includes gathering the bills for all accounts to be audited, completion of a company profile and questionnaire and execution of the services agreement and authorization letter. Where some companies require you to gather 12, 24, or even 36 months of bills, Discovery only needs one bill for each account. We will then work with the utility provider to obtain a thorough bill history.
Our Energy’s auditors review all bills received and compare the current pricing structure against our database on criteria such as company size, peak usage, industry and other pertinent parameters. All charges are also reviewed for metering errors, overcharges, duplicate charges and billing errors.
After potential savings are identified in the audit, all of the necessary paperwork will be processed by Discovery Energy’s staff in order to reclaim overcharges and adjust billing rates going forward. Additionally, as we review the findings of the audit, education will be provided to our client in order to empower the staff identify and remedy discrepancies in billing in the future.