HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Fordham, president and chief executive officer, today announced that Champion Energy Services (www.championenergyservices.com) through its partnership with Branded Retail Energy Company has recently completed a multi-year electricity aggregation contract with over 150 business members of the Champaign County (Illinois) Chamber of Commerce Energy Cooperative.
"By using the power of bulk purchasing," Fordham said, "these businesses receive a better electricity rate than any one company could do individually. This unique energy cooperative program provides the member companies with long term budget stability and eliminates market volatility."
An important additional feature of the aggregation contract was its direct benefit to the Fighting Illini Energy program, so that in addition to the electricity savings to the energy cooperative members, it also provides financial support to the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
"Chambers of Commerce provide value added products and services for their membership," commented Laura Weis, president and chief executive officer of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, a business association of over 1200 members. "By partnering with Champion Energy and Fighting Illini Energy, we have been able to help our participating members experience instant value in their membership through bottom line savings on their electric utility costs. "
About Fighting Illini Energy
Fighting Illini Energy is electricity that supports the Illini. By choosing Fighting Illini Energy for homes or businesses, consumers are directly supporting the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Powered by Champion Energy, a top-rated retail electricity provider, consumers receive competitive low rates and can even choose 100% renewable power. Proceeds from this program will help fund student-athlete scholarships and other programs.
About Branded Retail Energy Company
Based in Dallas, Texas. Branded Retail Energy Company (BRECo) is in the business of marketing electricity through affinity partnerships. BRECo develops concepts, creative, implementation and customer acquisition platforms that focus on sports, cause and educational institutions. BRECo created the Fighting Illini Energy program and manages the ongoing marketing and sponsorship element.
About Champion Energy Services
Houston-based Champion Energy Services is the fastest-growing retail electric provider in the nation and the largest never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion Energy currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland. The company has ranked "Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service, Two Years in a Row" according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Studies(SM).* Backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital and EDF Trading North America, LLC, the company serves 1,000,000 residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 2,600 megawatts. PUCT No. 10098, PA PUC license A-2009-2124113, Ohio PUC certificate 09-166E(1), Illinois (ICC) docket 10-0168, New Jersey BPU license ESL-0082, Maryland IR-2196.
* For J.D. Power and Associates award information, go to www.jdpower.com.
CONTACT: Scott Fordham, President & Chief Executive Officer, +1-281-653-1813, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Champion Energy Services