The PCS Advantage

Property Cost Systems has two key advantages that make us the consistent leader in deregulated energy. First; a founder with vision and leadership in the industry and proven experience in natural gas and electric utilities brokering. Second; a diligent approach to servicing our customers with the attention and care they deserve. While our competitors put their energy into finding and acquiring new accounts, we build customer relationships that stand the test of time. The cost of the products we provide may fluctuate in an averaging commodities market, however our dedication to customer service remains unchanged regardless of economic conditions.


That's the PCS Advantage!

Words from Our Founder

Excerpts from articles written for Trade Magazines by Kurt Swenson

When you select (a provider), choose one that you believe will service your needs throughout the term of your contract. Your goal should be to enjoy the savings from deregulation, not to be concerned with whether or not your provider will be able to provide you service through the end of your contract.

—Electric Deregulation: Where are we now?

 

 

When you are considering switching providers, it is important to ask all the questions and to understand what you are buying. The things that go unsaid and not considered are usually where the pitfalls are.

—Electric Deregulation: Where are we now?

 

 

We can now save significantly by "managing" our electricity costs. Being attentive to the details will pay huge rewards in the long run, so stay focused on the goal and reap the benefits of deregulation.

—Electric Deregulation: Where are we now?

 

 

We don’t know what the future holds for commodity prices, but often by switching service we can offset much of the price increases that have occurred since deregulation began.

—The Great Deregulator: Managers can find strategies to realize savings in the deregulated electricity market

 

 

While some owners have had success capturing ancillary income through resident marketing programs, steering clear of trying to help tenants select a supplier can simplify the day-to-day management responsibilities.

—The Great Deregulator: Managers can find strategies to realize savings in the deregulated electricity market

 

 

The most important element in managing electricity costs is planning. Electricity prices change seasonally and swings of $.010 - $.015 per Kilowatt are common. By tracking the market and understanding the factors that cause these seasonal changes, property managers can execute contract extensions at times when prices are low.

—The Great Deregulator: Managers can find strategies to realize savings in the deregulated electricity market

 

 

If prices are relatively high, sign a short-term contract now and use the time before expiration to look for a window where prices are lower. At that time, you can lock in a long-term contract.

—The Great Deregulator: Managers can find strategies to realize savings in the deregulated electricity market

 

 

(Your) costs are quoted and handled differently by the various suppliers, so comparing the competitive prices on an apples-to-apples basis is the key to making an informed decision.

— Shop Around: A new purchasing option might allow your property to save on natural gas costs