OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As a rapidly growing private retail electricity and natural gas supplier, National Gas & Electric, LLC (NG&E) has partnered with Alpine Energy Systems to ramp up commercial sales efforts in 6 states and 17 utility territories in the nation's deregulated retail energy markets.
NG&E will utilize the Alpine Ascent Platform, which provides suppliers with a front and back-end interface to work alongside sales channels and broker networks, providing real-time custom pricing, contract execution, EDI/billing system integration, and commissions calculation.
"We view this partnership as an opportunity to grow our C&I business quickly and effectively," explains Kathryn Tozzini, NG&E's Senior Director, Sales and Business Operations. "By leveraging Alpine's sales platform, NG&E has the ability to manage a larger book of brokers, easily custom price deals, and, ultimately, grow the sales pipeline to close more sales, all of which accelerates our aggressive business expansion goals."
NG&E has recently garnered additional press for their affiliation with public retail energy company, Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPKE) as both NG&E, Spark and its affiliates have been active in pursuing strategic acquisition opportunities in the retail energy space this year. With an ambitious growth plan, NG&E looks to expand their national presence into additional markets through organic growth and continued M&A activity, supported by the Alpine Ascent Platform.
"The ability to partner with the seasoned energy veterans at NG&E is a tremendous opportunity for Alpine as our platform becomes the industry standard for pricing portals and data management," says Michael Wood, Principal of Alpine. "We look forward to helping NG&E meet its goals for customer acquisition."
Alpine Energy Systems, LLC (www.alpineenergysystems.com) offers a robust suite of sales software to the retail energy industry. From managing sales channels to calculating commissions to running complex risk management reporting, Alpine Energy Systems' market-leading tools allow suppliers to focus on growth, profits and other critical business aspects. Since its inception in 2010, Alpine Energy Systems' software has proven to drastically improve retail energy providers' existing sales processes while integrating with a number of industry-recognized EDI/billing vendors and platforms.
For further information please contact:
Alpine Energy Systems, LLC:
Director of Sales and Marketing
About Spark Energy, Inc.
Spark Energy, Inc. is an established and growing independent retail energy services company founded in 1999 that provides residential and commercial customers in competitive markets across the United States with an alternative choice for their natural gas and electricity. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Spark currently operates in 16 states and serves 66 utility territories. Spark offers its customers a variety of product and service choices, including stable and predictable energy costs and green product alternatives.
For more information visit the company's web site at www.sparkenergy.com.
About National Gas & Electric, LLC
National Gas & Electric, LLC is an independent retail energy services company founded in 2015 that provides residential and commercial customers in the Northeastern United States with an alternative choice for their natural gas and electricity. NG&E is wholly owned by W. Keith Maxwell III, who is also the Founder and current Chairman of Spark Energy. NG&E is working alongside Spark to develop a strategy that maximizes Spark's ability to aggressively pursue additional growth through M&A opportunities while also serving as a retail energy services company that originates its own retail customer base as well as de-risks acquired books of customers.
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