Energy Buying Consortium

Since 2004, the Council of Industry (CI) has been helping our members navigate the complex retail energy markets with our energy buying consortium.  Because it takes financial strength and experience to support the specific energy requirements of our members, CI has selected Direct Energy Business—one of North America’s largest retail energy suppliers—as the preferred energy supplier for its members.

What Can The Energy Buying Program do for You?
Direct Energy Business can help your business gain control of its energy costs through an electricity or natural gas purchasing program that supports the unique needs of medium and large industrials. By procuring energy from the wholesale markets, Direct Energy Business offers products that ensure competitive and transparent pricing, along with product options that fit your business’ unique energy consumption patterns, risk tolerance and budget objectives.


Strength from an
Industry Leader

Direct Energy Business, a Direct Energy company, serves energy customers in 14 states, the District of Columbia and five Canadian provinces. Direct Energy, the largest competitive retailer of energy and related services in North America, is wholly owned by Centrica, plc (LSE: CNA), a Fortune Global 500®* company, with an investment-grade credit rating. With more than 192,000 customers and more than 25 years in business, Direct Energy Business is committed to providing companies with sound advice and cost-effective solutions for their electricity and natural gas requirements. For more information, visit

Flexible, Customized Product Offerings
With a range of product offerings, along with objective, straightforward guidance, Direct Energy Business is dedicated to working with you to determine the most appropriate solution for your business:

Fixed Price: Gain greater budget control and certainty and avoid price volatility in the market with a fixed rate for your electricity and/or natural gas supply.

Index Priced: Mitigate the risks of locking in your entire supply at relative highs. Index priced (market-based) electricity and natural gas products offer flexibility to ride the market in pursuit of strategic buying opportunities.

PowerPortfolio®: Create a custom energy strategy that allows you to layer your fixed price purchases with some market-based purchases for just the right amount of risk exposure.

Make Me Green™: Complement your energy purchases with renewable energy certificates (RECs), an increasingly popular and cost-effective choice for establishing or meeting corporate sustainability programs and targets.

Free, No Obligation Quote
If your company is a manufacturer or distributor located in New York State, you can receive a free, no obligation electricity price quote by completing this form.  The form gives Direct Energy Business permission to obtain your electricity load profile from your utility.  This data is necessary to provide you with accurate and competitive pricing. Contact us to discuss.

To learn more about the energy buying consortium and what  Direct Energy Business can offer click here to download a printable information sheet (PDF file).