The low cost of crude oil has suppressed natural gas and electricity prices. Energy is unusually cheap — right now. So, from a purchasing perspective, nothing to see or do here, right?
Not true. The actual energy used to power a facility or any type of operation accounts for less than 50 percent of a utility bill. The other half of the pie, known as non-commodity charges, continues to increase. Check out this breakdown of an average invoice showing the real cost of energy and where potential savings exist.
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