Our team of energy advisors consult on natural gas and electric procurement, risk management, infrastructure development, sustainability programs, regulatory services, financial solutions, and a full slate of rebates and incentives. We are focused on helping you achieve your energy goals to increase efficiencies, enhance sustainability and decrease and manage costs.

Manage Electric and Natural Gas Rates

Optimize your procurement strategy 

In partnership with World Kinect Energy Services, GCP is pleased to offer its members more options than anywhere else and a no-cost consultative review of your natural gas and/or electric bill(s) and end-to-end purchase optimization.

Enrollment Information 

The first step in the enrollment process is to complete the Letter of Authorization and have your utility bills ready. We will analyze and audit your utility, supplier, and pipeline invoices. 
Questions? Contact us at 216-592-2205 or energy@gcpartnership.com.  

How GCP’s Program is Impacting Local Business

“As a GCP member, we’ve benefitted from World Kinect Energy Services' deep industry knowledge and energy management strategy. Their team reviewed our historical energy usage, negotiated with electrical and natural gas suppliers, performed a market analysis and made recommendations that saved us thousands of dollars on an annual basis. We are confident in World Kinect Energy Services' ability to advise members like us on the best opportunities and contract terms.”
- Don Green, Director—Facilities, Medical Mutual. 

About World Kinect Energy Services

World Kinect Energy Services

World Kinect Energy Services is trusted by customers worldwide to deliver conventional and renewable liquid fuels, lubricants, electricity and natural gas. With 35 years of experience delivering on time and in full, we are there when you need us, where you need us. Today, we facilitate fuel, wind and solar power, along with sustainability services and data management for international brands and local businesses.

Building Energy Audit  

Receive an energy assessment of your building from the GCP Energy Team. They will help you learn how your building uses power and identify areas of your building that can be improved, which could save you an average of 20-30% on your operating costs.

Questions about energy consumption? Contact us at 216-592-2205 or energy@gcpartnership.com

Energy consumption is one of the largest expense categories for many businesses.

GCP has teamed with FirstEnergy to provide businesses with an exclusive energy savings opportunity for buildings greater than 10,000 square feet. The first step is a comprehensive assessment of how your facility uses power; gas, electric, even steam.

The cost of this energy assessment is paid for by FirstEnergy, so there's no out of pocket expense.

Eligibility requirements: Must be a FirstEnergy customer with a minimum of 10,000 square feet  of nonresidential space.

"We engaged the GCP Energy Team to audit our two facilities in Hiram and Newbury. Following the audit, we identified opportunities to improve several aspects of our buildings, including lighting, HVAC and controls in both locations. The support we received from the GCP, from coming out to our facilities, preparing the Energy Assessment Report, developing recommendations and an action plan, including estimated project paybacks, and recommending GCP-approved contractors for the work, saved our team a lot of time and money. The GCP Energy Audit was a great opportunity to learn more about our energy usage and opportunities for energy reduction."
- Lisa Lufkin, Saint-Gobain Crystals

Schedule Your Audit 

  1. Determine eligibility by emailing energy@gcpartnership.com or call 216-592-2205.
  2. Share your recent natural gas and electric bill. GCP’s auditors will use your bills to better understand how your building is using energy. 
  3. Conduct the on-site assessment. GCP’s auditor and engineer will do an on-site assessment to identify how your building currently uses power. This will include an analysis of the HVAC system, building envelope, water heating and distribution, lighting, plug loads and building controls. 
  4. Review the results. GCP will schedule a meeting to review the findings and suggest priorities from your assessment. Often, improvements can be made at no cost or with a modest capital investment. 

After reviewing results, GCP’s energy team will help you prioritize the recommendations, coordinate contractor quotes for complete installation as needed, identify ways to maximize ROI and cash flow (i.e. rebates, financing, text credits, green leasing), and facilitate any project(s) installation and long-term preventative maintenance.

Energy Contractors, Suppliers and Distributors Network

To better serve our members and provide superior service and product, we encourage using local expertise to complete energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. To learn more click here.

"In November of 2017, we hired Pearlwind to change out our indoor tennis court lighting to LED lights for 10 courts. They did the job in December with a very minimal amount of down time. The job was completed in less than a week’s time and we are very pleased with the finished project. 

Our electric bill for our court lights thus far is about a 40% savings and the lights will have paid for themselves in 4-5 years. Pearlwind was also instrumental in getting rebates to us from FirstEnergy within 60 days and helped us secure financing at a very low interest rate through COSE and KeyBank. 

I highly recommend Pearlwind for any lighting projects you may be considering. I found them to be honorable and knowledgeable in all their business dealings with us."
- Robin Palumbo, Owner, Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club

Energy Efficiency Financing

Gain access to unique financing options for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects exclusively for GCP Members. 

Interest Rate Reduction Loan Program

GCP can provide an interest rate reduction for qualifying energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for members with FirstEnergy power and a nonresidential building greater than 10,000 square feet.  Loans are structured so that the reduction in your utility bills covers the loan repayment, spreading out the cost of the equipment without negatively impacting cash flow.

Read HERE for a firsthand account of how KeyBank and GCP/COSE helped the Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy leverage this rate reduction for energy efficiency improvements they made in a building retrofit.

*Maximum rate reduction is 4.25%, terms subject to change 

Interested? Too many things in life and business are complicated, so let’s make it easy. Complete the application HERE or call the GCP Energy Team at (216) 592-2205

C-PACE Financing

GCP has partnered with Greenworks Lending, Petros Partners and Clean Fund to enable property owners to access financing to undertake qualifying energy efficiency and clean energy improvements on their buildings and repay the investment through a charge (“assessment”) on their property tax bill. Click HERE to watch the video and learn how PACE financing can help you pay for your energy efficiency project. 

Click HERE to see how MAN Holdings was able to secure financing that will help reduce energy consumption by 42%.

Rebates for Energy Saving Projects

Discuss your energy efficiency project with the GCP Energy Team to maximize your rebate values. 

COSE was named an administrator for FirstEnergy in 2009 and PJM in 2015, and these rebate services are available at no cost to the user. This program applies to businesses, nonprofits and municipalities.

For Completed Projects 

PJM offers cash incentives to all nonresidential customers who install(ed) energy efficient lighting that permanently reduces the use of electricity during peak times. The project may qualify for up to four years of payments after the installation. The money will be paid in a lump sum or quarterly depending on the size of the project. 

FirstEnergy, large user customers may qualify for a cash rebate for energy efficiency projects completed within the last three years.

DEMAND RESPONSE 

Demand Response (“DR”) programs offer incentives for reducing your electricity use when the demand for electricity is high. Lower costs from interruptible power supply contracts, especially when you have generation back-up. Make money from commercial grid arrangements. And be a good corporate citizen in helping to ensure a secure and sustainable grid. Learn how your company can get paid for curtailing power.   

Green Leasing 

Green leases have the potential to reduce energy consumption in an office building by 11-22% and reduce utility bills by up to $0.51 per sq. ft. Learn how switching to a green lease has helped these businesses.

Read the resource guide Making Efficiency Work for You that includes build-out recommendations, sample lease language, and more.

Learn how switching to a green lease can bring landlords and tenants together on energy efficiency.