Services Overview

our services

power purchasing

We manage customer utility costs through optimal energy purchasing in competitive, deregulated markets. REAP, our unique electric power-buying consortium, consists of approximately 1 billion kWh/year of purchasing clout for over 470 industrial, commercial, and institutional members, of all sizes.




Our lighting audits will help you understand where you can save energy, time and money. Then, implement your turnkey lighting retrofit through REG. Our goal is to minimize your energy usage while maintaining or improving your lighting levels. Positive cash-flow options are also available to eliminate capital cost constraints.



demand side response

We help clients receive substantial payments through participation in the PJM interconnection’s demand-side response programs. Customers with advanced metering and the operational ability to reduce electric demand can use us to optimize benefits through these programs.



audits & consulting

Our team of Professional Engineers and certified energy auditors are trained to help minimize your energy costs through a variety of ways:



  • Sales tax studies to determine proper tax exemptions, prepare defensible documentation and obtain refunds. Our team applies many years of experience and in-depth knowledge of state tax laws in order to help customers minimize tax obligations
  • Utility bill audits to verify accurate billing from utility companies and suppliers. Our team has a long history of resolving billing errors and achieving credits and refunds for customers
  • Facility energy audits to identify savings opportunities in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities. Our experienced study team includes Professional Engineers (PE), Certified Energy Managers (CEM) and other credentialed professionals
  • Utility consulting to assist customers with a variety of energy issues such as negotiating favorable utility contracts for dual-line supply, identifying and implementing cost-saving rate structures, and resolving electric utility issues related to facility expansions. Our team offers decades of energy experience and extensive knowledge of end-user industry knowledge
  • Real-time metering and submetering for applications such as tenant billing, demand monitoring, cost allocation, power purchasing and participation in demand response programs

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Registration for 2017 Conference

Registration is open to Members and Nonmembers for our Oct 12, 2017 annual meeting.

You are invited to a fun and informative day of keynotes, energy market updates, regulatory changes and breakout sessions on industry hot topics. The day ends with a networking social hour.

Richards Energy Users’ Forum
Thursday, October 12
Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim, PA
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We’ve updated the Richards Annual Conference to a full day event. Please feel free to join us for the full, half, lunch or any part of the day. Registration is open to Members and Nonmembers.

Richards Energy Users’ Forum is a day long annual conference of educational sessions bringing together Richards Energy company members and commercial, industrial, and institutional energy users.

Don’t miss out on what your colleagues are calling the most valuable annual conference in the industry!

“Richards Energy annual energy conference gives us a cutting-edge perspective on the energy markets, market patterns, past weather effects, petroleum and gas markets and future projections.”
Kenneth Burkholder, Goods Store



Registration & Breakfast

Morning Session:

Energy Market Update
Regulatory & Tariff Changes
Energy Auditing/Consulting
LED Lighting

Design Thinking: A human-centered design approach to leveraging innovation and strategic problem solving in your business, by Design Quake

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Energy Auditing as a Corporate Financial Roadmap
Post Project Auditing & Engineering Analysis
Managing Demand: Peak Load Shaving & Demand Response
Retro-Commissioning HVAC and Controls: The Energy Hero in Plain Sight
The Future of PA Nuclear Generation and Its Impact on the Local Market Advanced Lighting Controls

Social & Hors d’oeuvres in the Atrium Bar, Mike McMonagle will perform traditional folk to roots-rock-n-roll

We hope to see you there!
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