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High Energy Costs Need Not Plague Brewers

May 22, 2018 - By Phil VanHorne CEO & President of BlueRock Energy Breweries both large and small find energy costs to be one of their greatest operating expenses. According to the Brewer’s Association, the largest drain is in refrigeration requirements (35%), followed by electricity used for packaging (25%). Other areas that impact electricity usage include the broiler house, […] Read More

Preparing Your Energy Bills for Warmer Weather

April 18, 2018 - Contrary to popular belief, Summer is coming, and the warm weather will be here before we know it! As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”, right? In the meantime, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you can save energy once the warmer weather rolls in. Upgrade old appliances. It’s important to […] Read More

Celebrating the Spring Equinox with Energy Saving Tips

March 20, 2018 -   March 20th officially marks the first day of Spring, and if you’re like us (headquartered in Syracuse, NY), you know that even though there may be snow on the ground, the prolonged winter season is coming to an end. With high hopes of warm weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time […] Read More

BlueRock Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day, and Every Day

March 13, 2018 - With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, going green is top ‘o mind for most of us. Irish or not, we celebrate the Irish culture by wearing all things green, drinking green libations, eating corn beef and cabbage, and dancing to Irish music. It’s a day of shenanigans and fun but it also signals […] Read More

Subscription-Style Community Solar and Shared Ownership: What’s the Difference?

March 13, 2018 - Going solar is increasingly becoming a viable option for those interested in shrinking their carbon footprint. No longer is installing solar panels on your rooftop the only option, which is good news for those with unsuitable roof space or who rent their home. Currently there’s the option of Community Solar. There are two types of […] Read More

Restaurant Success is More Than Just Serving Great Food

February 27, 2018 - Restaurant owners are up against a lot of odds. Even with an awesome menu, there are several other factors that play into its success. Competition and word of mouth are key, but location is by far one of the biggest factors. However, location is not just about the part of town a restaurant is located […] Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Energy Bill

February 27, 2018 - With the Spring Equinox right around the corner (March 20th) we could start to assume the end of frigid, snowy weather is within our grasp. Just like the transition from the mild temperatures of fall to the frigid temps of winter, spring is our 3-month reprieve from bitter cold temps, yet also a precursor to […] Read More

Top 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an Energy Supplier

February 21, 2018 - We understand choosing an energy supply company (ESCO) isn’t always the easiest thing to do. With several companies, prices and plans – it can get hard to decipher which energy supplier is the best for you. Luckily, we’ve outlined the top 5 aspects to look for when choosing an energy supplier. Word of Mouth. Getting […] Read More

Plugging Into Community Solar Just Became A Strategic Hedge

February 2, 2018 - By Phil VanHorne President Trump recently imposed stiff tariffs on imported solar panel components, after determining that increased foreign imports of these products are ‘seriously detrimental to domestic manufacturers.’ According to reports, the 30 percent tariff will be imposed on imported solar panel components, with the rate declining to 15 percent within four years. The […] Read More

Budget Plan vs. Fixed Plan, What’s the Difference?

January 23, 2018 - By Phil Van Horne CEO, BlueRock Energy I often get the question, ‘What can an Energy Supply Company (ESCO) do for me that my utility company can’t?” or “Why would I switch to an ESCO?” I have explained often how not only do we provide outstanding customer service and work closely with each individual customer […] Read More

Keep the Cold Outside This Winter

December 27, 2017 -   As the bitter cold weather rolls in, find ways to cut back on your energy usage while still staying warm this winter. Unplug Appliances Not In Use: This can include anything from televisions and video game consoles, to microwaves, coffeemakers and cell phone chargers. Even unplugging your washer and dryer can be a great […] Read More

How To Control Your Energy Bills This Winter

November 6, 2017 - Ho-Ho-Ho or Bah Humbug: What will you say when your energy bill arrives? Now that November has begun, we all know what’s right around the corner! Whether you choose to be more of a “Scrooge” when the holidays come around, or a “Jolly Old Saint Nick,” there’s one aspect about the holiday season you can’t […] Read More

Theories in Customer Service: Internal vs. External Customers

October 25, 2017 - We often hear the term “customer,” but who truly is defined as a customer? Simply put, everyone is. Whether we realize it or not, we all have customers and we’re all somebody else’s customer. Customers can be categorized as both internal and external, and as employees of an organization we actually have both. Each one […] Read More

5 Energy Saving Tips this Halloween

October 24, 2017 - October is coming to an end, and we all know what that means! No, it’s not quite the end of “pumpkin flavored everything” season. It’s Halloween time! We know October 31st is filled with candy, candy… and more candy – but it’s also a great opportunity to save on energy at your house. Consider these […] Read More

“Insuring” Against High Energy Bills

October 23, 2017 - By Phil Van Horne CEO, BlueRock Energy We all know we need to protect our valuables should something unfortunate happen to them. That’s why we carry insurance on our house, our cars, and ourselves. Some of us even take out insurance policies on our pets! We buy insurance because we want to protect ourselves against […] Read More

What is a BlueRock Community Solar Farm?

September 27, 2017 - No roof top panels. No investment. Pay as you go.   1) We Build. BlueRock Solar and its partners own and maintain optimally sited solar farms located remotely from your home, yet in your utility billing zone. These solar farms are comprised of large solar arrays that harvest energy from the sun. 2) You Join. […] Read More

Why Deregulation is Your Friend

August 31, 2017 - By Phil VanHorne CEO & President, BlueRock Energy Some people are confused by what deregulation is and/or means to them as a consumer. Simply put—it means you are now in control of which companies you choose to do business with and the price you are willing to pay for goods and services. It also means […] Read More

Weather & Its Impact on Gas Prices

August 25, 2017 - While a relatively mild July has continued into early August, the forecast for the Northeast has shown weeks of below normal temperatures, followed by a warm finish for the month of August. As we head into September, temperatures are expected to remain mild on average. However, as we currently experiencing throughout mid-August, the average temperatures […] Read More

5 Eco-Friendly Tips for College Students Living Off Campus

August 23, 2017 - Here are some tips that will not only help the environment, but your bank account as well. Traveling to Classes: Consider walking or biking to class if your campus is close enough. Doing so, you can contribute to reducing greenhouse gasses in our environment and increase your daily activity levels. If you must use a […] Read More

Buy Local: The Ripple Effect is Real

July 10, 2017 - By Phil VanHorne CEO & President, BlueRock Energy We hear it everywhere we go. Shop local. Eat local. Buy local. Most of us try to do so as much as possible, not just because it makes us feel good, but also because it makes sense financially. When we buy local, we’re not only keeping money […] Read More

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