Local businesses can reduce natural gas bills
28 May 2017
WoodRiver Energy LLC has partnered with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance to give local businesses the opportunity to save money on their natural gas bills.
“The WoodRiver Member Benefit Program that we have with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is a guaranteed member savings on a monthly basis,” said Craig Gertsch, who represents WoodRiver in this part of the Hawkeye State. “We at WoodRiver are a supplier or marketer of natural gas. All of our natural gas is produced by Shell Energy North America (US) LLC. Here in Iowa the three major utilities that we work with are MidAmerican Energy, Alliant Energy and Black Hills Energy.”
According to Jill Nelson, community development director at the Growth Alliance, this initiative began this year and is the first member benefit of its type the Growth Alliance has offered.
“It is only available to Growth Alliance members. It allows them the opportunity to save 5 percent on their natural gas,” she said. “This is something new for us. After doing quite a bit of research, we decided that it would be a win-win for us and our members and WoodRiver at the same time.
WoodRiver Energy is based in Denver, Colorado. It supplies natural gas in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. It entered the Webster County marketplace about one year ago, according to Gertsch.
The company offers a way for commercial enterprises to have the delivery of natural gas to them handled in a way that can lead to monthly savings. For those businesses it is a management adjunct to their relationship with the local utility, not a replacement for that company.