Why Choose the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Energy Program?

AICUP chose Constellation as their endorsed energy supplier because of their greater flexibility to help you develop energy management solutions to protect your bottom line. Teaming up with Constellation allows you to take advantage of powerful benefits offered to AICUP members. So why should you choose the AICUP Energy Program?

Endorsed energy supplier
Selected Constellation as endorsed competitive electricity supplier in 2010
Contract terms flexibility
Fully negotiated multi-year contract terms give the option to lock-in competitive prices for the short- or long-term
Online Energy Management Tools
Free online energy management tools to track usage and billing
Energy offers designed for you
Customized energy offers specifically designed for colleges and universities
Full support from our team
Dedicated customer care representatives ensure timely and accurate billing services
Here for You
Serves over 30 Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania members throughout the state of Pennsylvania
Dedicated focus to fit your needs
Dedicated focus on serving colleges and universities

As annual budgets become increasingly challenging, AICUP members have benefitted greatly from cost management solutions allowing for accurate fiscal forecasting. Having the ability to purchase power months ahead of restructuring is yet another benefit of our established relationship with Constellation.

– Tim Alexander, Vice President of Finance & Administration, AICUP

Resources

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How to Effectively Manage Your Natural Gas Strategy

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Products

Products and solutions to meet your energy needs.

Understand your facility usage and utility bills.

Analytics platforms such as Pear.ai can help you manage carbon emissions data associated with your utilities, including energy, water, sewer, and diesel. Use it to generate valuable insights, such as baseline energy usage data and how energy efficiency upgrades and other options can reduce emissions.

Make energy efficiency upgrades

Energy efficiency upgrades, such as LED lighting and HVAC upgrades, can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. With Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy® (EME) program, you can implement those infrastructure improvements with no upfront capital.

Purchase EFECS and RECS

Emission-Free Energy Certificates (EFECs) represent the emission-free attributes of generating sources that do not emit greenhouse gases, such as solar, wind, nuclear and hydropower. At today’s prices, these are the most cost-effective certificates available. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) represent the emission-free attributes of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity generated only by renewable power plants, such as from wind or solar power.

Explore renewable natural gas

Directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from natural gas consumption by matching your gas purchases with environmental attributes of renewable natural gas (RNG), derived from sources including landfills, wastewater treatment plants and commercial & agricultural waste digesters.

Leverage carbon offsets

Indirectly reduce such emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets, which represent a verified reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions made elsewhere through forestry, energy efficiency, industrial process improvements and carbon capture & sequestration projects.

Procure offsite renewables

Through Constellation Offsite Renewables solutions, you have the ability to go beyond purchasing certificates and integrate energy from specific renewable energy projects in your region. Purchase renewable energy from existing (CORe) or new-build (CORe+) generation, including solar and wind facilities, into load-following energy supply.

Pursue Hourly Carbon-Free Energy Matching of clean electricity with your load

By matching your electricity use with a local emission-free energy source in real time, you can go beyond other net-zero programs to allow you to eliminate the carbon impact of your operations and fully achieve zero emissions goals.

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Monthly Energy Market Intel Webinar

This month's webinar will include:

  • The most up-to-date forecast from Constellation’s meteorology team
  • Notable developments and insights on the economy
  • A check in on the status of natural gas storage, and current supply and demand fundamental
  • An assessment of important changes in the regional power markets and their impact on prices

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Wed. February 21, 2024 2:00 pm

Constellation's Energy Market Intel Webinar - February 2024

Our Energy Market Intel Webinar Series brings you key insights into market trends, buying strategies, and outlooks on power and natural gas pricing trends that can make you a smarter buyer and manager of energy for your company.

Topics: The most up-to-date forecast from Constellation’s meteorology team, Notable developments and insights on the economy, A check in on the status of natural gas storage, and current supply and demand fundamentals, An assessment of important changes in the regional power markets and their impact on prices
Wed. January 17, 2024 2:00 pm

Constellation's Energy Market Intel Webinar - January 2024

Our Energy Market Intel Webinar Series brings you key insights into market trends, buying strategies, and outlooks on power and natural gas pricing trends that can make you a smarter buyer and manager of energy for your company.

Topics: The most up-to-date forecast from Constellation’s meteorology team, Notable developments and insights on the economy, A check in on the status of natural gas storage, and current supply and demand fundamentals, An assessment of important changes in the regional power markets and their impact on prices
Tue. January 9, 2024 2:00 pm

Fortunato & Friends Webcast - January 2024

Chief Economist Ed Fortunato holds a discussion with special guest Mike Smith, chief executive officer of CPower Energy discussing virtual power plants.

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Kelly Carli
Kelly Carli
Manager of Collaboration Events & Outreach Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
Kelly Carli

Kelly Carli

Kelly Carli is the Manager of Collaboration Events & Outreach and has worked at AICUP since March of 2008. Her daily mission is to connect those at AICUP member schools with solutions provided by AICUP endorsed & AMP providers and AICUP corporate affiliates. When not at AICUP, Kelly is an avid reader, listens to true crime podcasts, bird watches with her cat Trixie and likes to hike with her husband & rescue dog, Gilda.

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Melissa  Raymond
Melissa Raymond
Associations Relationship Manager Constellation
Melissa  Raymond

Melissa Raymond

Melissa Raymond is an Association Manager and has been with Constellation since 2022. She is a world traveler, having been to 25 countries, including living in Germany for 3 years. She now shares her passion for travel with her family and when she can’t get far away enjoys boating on the Chesapeake. Melissa looks forward to building relationships with her associations, learning about what they do, and assisting them set and achieve their energy goals.

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Blaire  Miller
Blaire Miller
Sr. Business Development Manager Constellation
Tim  Alexander
Tim Alexander
VP of Finance & Administration Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
Tim  Alexander

Tim Alexander

Tim Alexander is the VP for Finance and Administration at AICUP with core responsibilities in the areas of Association finances, member group purchasing, member collaboration and member service program development. Tim has served in this capacity since August 1997 after spending over 9 years in Virginia as the state’s debt manager for higher education (public and private) and as finance director for the closure of Virginia’s student loan secondary market (VELA).

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How can the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Energy Program help your business?

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) chose Constellation as their endorsed energy supplier to provide value to members like you. AICUP members can manage energy costs in new and powerful ways to achieve budget certainty, cost savings, and financial protection with Constellation’s full range of integrated energy solutions. Constellation also provides AICUP with educational materials and a dedicated focus serving colleges and universities.

Why Choose the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Energy Program?

  • Selected Constellation as endorsed competitive electricity supplier in 2010
  • Fully negotiated multi-year contract terms give the option to lock-in competitive prices for the short- or long-term
  • Free online energy management tools to track usage and billing
  • Customized energy offers specifically designed for colleges and universities
  • Dedicated customer care representatives ensure timely and accurate billing services
  • Serves over 30 Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania members throughout the state of Pennsylvania
  • Dedicated focus on serving colleges and universities

Now’s the Time to Proactively Manage Your Energy Budget

Energy has become one of the top five expenses for many businesses, no matter what their size. Today, more businesses are looking to Constellation to develop energy
strategies to help manage these costs. Whether your business is looking for cost certainty with a fixed price solution; access to real-time market pricing with an index solution; or a more complex risk mitigation strategy, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Energy Program can offer customized solutions for your business.

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Interested in learning more about the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Energy Program? Visit associations.constellation.com/AICUP or contact one of our Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Energy Program representatives below.

Kelly Carli
Manager of Collaboration Events & Outreach
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
carli@aicup.org
(717) 232-8649, ext. 240
Melissa Raymond
Associations Relationship Manager
Constellation
Melissa.Raymond@constellation.com
443.875.5122
Blaire Miller
Sr. Business Development Manager
Constellation
blaire.miller@constellation.com
410-470-2033
Tim Alexander
VP of Finance & Administration
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
tim.alexander@aicup.org
717.232.8649 ext. 222