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In such a volatile and uncertain market, we can lower your risk by providing the best available combination of low, stable and predictable rates.
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For over 20 years, we’ve provided innovative natural gas and electricity procurement, energy expense management and conservation, and voice and data programs to California public schools, community colleges, county offices of education, public universities, cities, counties and municipal agencies.


What sets us apart from the competition?

Simply, we specialize in public agencies. As a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), we aggregate the purchasing power of all our members and non-member participants. You will enjoy simplified and independent expert advice, lower prices and minimized overall risk. The real benefit is that you don’t have to worry that your best interests are not being served. We’re your partner and you can sit back and relax.

Natural Gas

In such a volatile and uncertain market, we can lower your risk by providing the best available combination of low, stable and predictable rates. With hundreds of participating agencies and thousands of facilities, we have tremendous buying power and continuous competition by wholesale suppliers.

Telecom & Networking, including E-Rate

Securing vendor service contracts is a time-consuming and complex process. To save you money and make your job easier, we’ve taken care of it all. We’ve negotiated statewide master contracts with reliable providers of E-Rate eligible services in telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections equipment and services. Whether seeking E-Rate discounts or not, any SPURR participant benefits from the procurement work we’ve done – and the excellent prices we negotiate. And the cost? Nothing.

Utility Expense Management

Tracking and managing all your electricity, natural gas, water, sewer and solid waste services can be headache-inducing. We make it easy with a web-based solution that turns stacks of paper into powerful tools that link invoice information to other useful data – such as prior period billing details, facility square footage, facility type, occupancy or local weather data. And there’s no hardware to buy and no long-term contracts.

Solar Analysis

When researching your solar options, it’s easy to get bogged down in conflicting information and a surplus of vendor choices. Let our experts do the work for you. We can identify sites where solar may have the greatest value, define viable project structure options, assess vendor business terms and manage the bid process. Get thorough, unbiased advice upfront to ensure the success of your solar project.

Electricity

SPURR negotiates electricity supply agreements on behalf of participating agencies, PG&E and So Cal Edison territories.

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What does it cost and how can you join?

As a Joint Powers Authority, we negotiate competitive rates and pass them along to you without any markup above our minimal administrative fees. Program fees and eligibility requirements are summarized below. Participation in one program does not require participation in another.