Buying and Selling Power

Are you a marketer in the electric power industry and you want to learn the basics of buying and selling power?

Power marketers are usually having trouble in buying and selling power because of the insufficient knowledge on how the industry works on this kind of business, therefore here is a brief explanation on how to buy and sell power legally.

The Current System of Buying and Selling Power

If you plan to be a power marketer, it is a common question in mind on how to buy and sell power in all legal means. Buying electricity from numerous electric power producers or utilities is not an easy process as it should be done in accordance to the existing law of the state. Especially at this time that several organizations are promoting for the use of renewal energy to replace the conventional power sources and makes use of the alternate sources that are eco-friendly and promotes a “green environment”. This is now a big debate and more companies are doing their own ways in selling power even it is not in compliance on the recent law of the government.

Local power utility companies are the main sources of electricity for residential and commercial use. The current system is regulated by state laws to maintain the smooth flow of power supply to every consumer who needs it for their daily power consumption. Since electricity is also considered as one of the prime commodities nowadays because we rely on power to light up our homes and to conduct businesses smoothly, planning to be a power marketer is pretty good option to start a business.

How to Buy and Sell Power in Legal Means?

Agentbuilder.com has a systematic outline on the current system of buying and selling power which is safer and cost-effective. In general, not all countries have same regulations in terms of buying and selling power, thus the sample is based on the system created by the said company in particular to deregulated power industries. On the example, buyers and sellers of electric power are being monitored in an auction system in the form of electronic marketplace with the use of internet. Online marketing is now a trend even for buying and selling power, a reason why there is a need for an internet-based trading system to control the flow of the transactions.

On the other hand, it is a best practice to look for better ways in buying and selling power which is legal in nature. Here is a guideline for you:

  • Learn the market. Before entering on any buying and selling transactions, study well if there’s a big opportunity to earn for this business. There is a current trend known as REC or renewable energy certificates that can be sold to the consumers which are coming from natural energy or they call it as green power (example is wind power). However, it is best for you to check its legality within your state.
  • Communicate with the right authorities. Once you have learned the market, the next thing to do is to ask the right authorities that implements the regulation in the power industry for legal purposes. It is good to buy and sell power if it is done in all legal means.
  • Know the competition. In every business, competition is a key factor to determine if you have a big chance to compete in the industry and to prevent waste of investment due to very tight competition.

1 Comment

  • david mwanei sebodile said on January 23, 2012
    i want to know the procedure to be followed if i want to start selling power in my area,i live in BOTSWANA,KASANE
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