Our Story - The "Potential of Us"
We chose the name Voltus because it represents the "potential of us" to better manage energy through simple, no-cost, no-risk energy management products that align collective interests. Our industrial and commercial customers generate cash by allowing us to be their energy expert, delivering innovative demand response, energy purchasing, and energy efficiency solutions to them. It's this simple: a customer signs up with Voltus and we deliver cash based on performance. Voltus makes money when our customer makes money by sharing the cash generated from working together. What's more, there are significant community benefits that accompany working with Voltus - a cleaner, more reliable energy future, and dollars invested back into your business instead of being wasted on a bigger energy bill. You could say that we're energy pragmatists in the sense that we believe that "simple, no-cost, no-risk" solves huge, global energy problems.
We founded Voltus on the premise that customers have big enough challenges managing their core mission, which typically doesn't include investing resources to manage energy better. Yet, significant benefits exist in doing just that - all the more reason to have a world-class expert doing the work for you. We eat, breathe, and sleep in the complex world of energy so that you don’t have to.
We're often asked, "What do you do exactly and what value will Voltus deliver to my organization?" When we designed our offering for customers we focused on things that we knew delivered great value quickly, that we could package into a no-cost, no-risk, simple commercial agreement, and that we had world-class experience having delivered before. These guiding principles led us to our motto, "Less Energy, More Cash," and to the three products that we offer:
- Get Paid: There are compelling reasons for you to participate directly in today's energy markets, and utility programs, by generating cash from your facility's ability to reduce non-essential electricity demand, or to self-generate power. This concept is often referred to as demand response and these programs are expanding rapidly to allow virtually every type of business to participate in one form or another in every region of the world. Voltus does the heavy lifting, no matter where your facilities are located, to get you involved: we develop a curtailment strategy that fits your mission, we install our technology at your facilities for free, and we manage your "negawatts" in each program to ensure you get the biggest cash return. And we also manage your facility's peak demand in relation to the grid's peak demand to reduce or eliminate the demand charge on your bill that amounts to as much as 30% of your total electric expense.
- Buy Better: We bring your energy spend (electricity, natural gas, fuel) to market and get you the best terms and conditions, primarily in competitive markets but also with regulated utilities. We always sit on the same side of the table as you and advocate for your best interests - we are not an energy broker and we have no affiliation with any supplier. We bring all of the energy suppliers to the table and establish an apples to apples comparison of offers on a bundled and unbundled basis, consulting to you on the best risk/reward structure, and using reverse auction technology, as appropriate, to get you the best offer. And we help you optimize tariff choices in regulated utility regions. We get paid if, and only if, you contract with a supplier we've vetted that gives you the best terms and conditions - there is no risk and no cost to you. On an ongoing basis we manage your energy bills, analyzing them monthly for billing errors, tariff changes, and usage discrepancies and if we realize cash savings for you we share in those savings.
- Use Less: We install our real-time energy management technology for free at your facilities and then identify no-cost and low-cost savings opportunities by analyzing the data against operating schedules, industry benchmarks, equipment specifications, and best practices for energy usage. If we identify a savings opportunity AND you take action that results in savings that our technology can verify then we share in the value of those savings. Facilities and operations change often and our technology ensures that as your business changes you don't lose energy efficiency and savings along the way. Whether it's ensuring that lights are turned off after operating hours, temperature set points aren't overridden, or process equipment isn't idling for no good reason, we find low hanging fruit that you'll want to snap up.
So, join us on the journey to use less energy and get more cash. After all, there is no cost, no risk, and it's simple!