Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce has more than 15 companies enrolled in its buying pool, but hopes to add more in the next year. President and CEO Larry Bowman says the majority of the organization's market area is Met-Ed territory and since the utility's rate caps expire on January 1, interest is expected to increase. He says the more members involved, the better. "The more buying power that OnDemand Energy Solutions, which is our partner in this program, the more customers they have, the more kilowatt hours they can shop on the market, certainly the better the rates they're able to, hopefully, negotiate," he says. Bowman says the pool, which was launched last July, is expected to help one company in Schaefferstown save more than $100,000 on its electric bill this year alone. The chamber is holding a workshop on the program today, starting at 8:00 a.m. at its office in Lebanon."> Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce has more than 15 companies enrolled in its buying pool, but hopes to add more in the next year. President and CEO Larry Bowman says the majority of the organization's market area is Met-Ed territory and since the utility's rate caps expire on January 1, interest is expected to increase. He says the more members involved, the better. "The more buying power that OnDemand Energy Solutions, which is our partner in this program, the more customers they have, the more kilowatt hours they can shop on the market, certainly the better the rates they're able to, hopefully, negotiate," he says. Bowman says the pool, which was launched last July, is expected to help one company in Schaefferstown save more than $100,000 on its electric bill this year alone. The chamber is holding a workshop on the program today, starting at 8:00 a.m. at its office in Lebanon."> Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce has more than 15 companies enrolled in its buying pool, but hopes to add more in the next year. President and CEO Larry Bowman says the majority of the organization's market area is Met-Ed territory and since the utility's rate caps expire on January 1, interest is expected to increase. He says the more members involved, the better. "The more buying power that OnDemand Energy Solutions, which is our partner in this program, the more customers they have, the more kilowatt hours they can shop on the market, certainly the better the rates they're able to, hopefully, negotiate," he says. Bowman says the pool, which was launched last July, is expected to help one company in Schaefferstown save more than $100,000 on its electric bill this year alone. The chamber is holding a workshop on the program today, starting at 8:00 a.m. at its office in Lebanon."> Lebanon Valley Chamber hopes to add to its electricity buying pool | News | witf.org
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Lebanon Valley Chamber hopes to add to its electricity buying pool

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(Lebanon) -- A midstate chamber of commerce is hoping to attract more businesses to its electricity cost-savings program. The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce has more than 15 companies enrolled in its buying pool, but hopes to add more in the next year. President and CEO Larry Bowman says the majority of the organization's market area is Met-Ed territory and since the utility's rate caps expire on January 1, interest is expected to increase. He says the more members involved, the better. "The more buying power that OnDemand Energy Solutions, which is our partner in this program, the more customers they have, the more kilowatt hours they can shop on the market, certainly the better the rates they're able to, hopefully, negotiate," he says. Bowman says the pool, which was launched last July, is expected to help one company in Schaefferstown save more than $100,000 on its electric bill this year alone. The chamber is holding a workshop on the program today, starting at 8:00 a.m. at its office in Lebanon.

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