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Guttman Energy Partners with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by Fulfilling Its Power Needs

BRIDGEVILLE, August 14, 2014 – Guttman Energy, Natural Gas and Power (NG&P) is proud to serve Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by fulfilling the power needs for its Duquesne, Pennsylvania warehouse. Guttman Energy is providing the Food Bank with low-cost energy, enabling the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to reallocate a percentage of its operational spend to its mission of feeding the region’s hungry and mobilizing the region to end hunger.

The Food Bank collects donations in its 94,000 square foot warehouse and distributes about 27 million pounds of food per year to over 380 members in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Operational spend, such as the cost of energy, takes a portion of the non-profit’s funds away from serving the region’s hungry.

“Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is making a true difference in our region,” said Richard Guttman, President. “As a locally based energy provider, Guttman Energy is pleased to support the Food Bank’s efforts to lower its monthly electric bills. Supplying the organization with low cost energy is our way of thanking the Food Bank for the positive influence its service has on the region.”

The Food Bank has a variety of programs to reach the community’s hungry, such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, after school programs, senior high rises, emergency or disaster-related feeding sites and Meals on Wheels.

“Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank appreciates all our corporate partners like Guttman Energy who find ways to aid in our fight on feeding the hungry in western Pennsylvania,” said Lisa Scales, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank CEO. “Together, we are working to provide nutritious food to those friends and neighbors who might otherwise go without it.”

About Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that collects, stores, and distributes 27 million pounds of food and grocery products per year to 400+ member agencies and affiliated food banks in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Food pantries, soup kitchens, public housing communities, daycare centers, homeless and women’s shelters, and after-school programs serve more than 120,000 people each month, of whom a third are children. Additional efforts develop awareness and engage the public in helping to resolve the issues that stand in the way of ending hunger through advocacy and community partnerships.

About Guttman Energy
Guttman Energy NG&P is built upon the 83 years of energy success of the Guttman Group, which has a longstanding reputation of ethical fuels marketing, transportation and storage. Guttman Energy NG&P’s seasoned team of energy experts are building upon the Guttman tradition by providing solutions to customers’ natural gas and power needs with the service that best addresses its customers’ individual financial, operational and risk considerations. For more information about Guttman Energy, visit www.guttmanenergy.com.

Guttman Energy Natural Gas & Power Hires Energy Expert, Eric Hendrick, as Head of Supply and Trading

BRIDGEVILLE, June 4, 2014 – Accomplished industry veteran, Eric Hendrick, joined Guttman Energy’s Natural Gas and Power Division (“NG&P”) as Head of Supply and Trading to further progress the company’s competitive position in the industry. With over 23 years of experience, Eric brings an extensive energy background that complements the business platform and operational objectives of the NG&P Division.

Eric’s role of leading the Guttman Energy NG&P Supply and Trading group includes demand forecasting, natural gas and electricity scheduling and market settlements, wholesale hedging services, counterparty relationship management, and balancing Guttman Energy’s supply positions based on customers’ needs within the organization’s risk management guidelines.

Throughout his time in the industry, Eric has gained an extensive energy trading background with various companies throughout the United States. His most recent roles include Energy Consultant at JAB Risk Management Services LLC, Managing Director of Wholesale Operations for Stream Energy, Manager of Northeast Trading at Iberdrola Renewables (formerly PPM Energy), and Director/Manager of Energy Trading-Risk Management for Calpine Corporation.

“We are very fortunate to have Eric’s sophisticated energy trading and risk management expertise now part of Guttman Energy’s Leadership Team,” said President Mike Senff. “Eric joining the organization is another example of how Guttman Energy NG&P continues to build a team of talented energy experts.”

Eric received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Business Administration, Business Management from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware.

Guttman Energy Natural Gas and Power Outgrows Belle Vernon Office

BRIDGEVILLE, April 8, 2014 – Less than one year after Guttman Group announced the expansion of its business into energy marketing of natural gas and power, the Natural Gas and Power division has outgrown its current space in Belle Vernon, PA. While the other Guttman Group companies will remain headquartered in Belle Vernon, Guttman Energy Natural Gas & Power will be relocating its office to Bridgeville, PA, where it will continue expanding its team of professionals to support the continued growth of the company. The division currently employs 15 full time employees.

“In order to keep up with our organization’s growth, Bridgeville is the perfect location for us,” said President Mike Senff. “We are extremely excited about the new opportunities that the location brings.”

The new office space is located at 3117 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017.

Guttman Energy is built upon the 83 years of energy success of the Guttman Group, which has a longstanding reputation of ethical fuels marketing, transportation and storage. Guttman Energy’s seasoned team of energy experts are building upon the Guttman tradition by providing solutions to customers’ natural gas and power needs with the service that best addresses its customers’ individual financial, operational and risk considerations.

Guttman Energy Now Accepts Custom Pricing

BELLE VERNON, April 4, 2014 – Guttman Energy Natural Gas and Power is pleased to announce that it is now accepting custom price requests in all of its power utilities.

“As a customer focused company, we are pleased to offer services that are tailored to the needs of our customers,” said President Mike Senff. “We will continue to develop additional power and natural gas services that offer even more energy solutions for our customers’ unique characteristics, including budget and risk tolerance.”

Guttman Energy approved channel partners have been notified of the new service that is offered. Additional services will continue to be announced as they are introduced.

Guttman Energy is built upon the 83 years of energy success of the Guttman Group, which has a longstanding reputation of ethical fuels marketing, transportation and storage. Guttman Energy’s seasoned team of energy experts are building upon the Guttman tradition by providing solutions to customers’ natural gas and power needs with the service that best addresses its customers’ individual financial, operational and risk considerations.

Public Utility Commission Variable Rate Increase Notification

BELLE VERNON, March 4, 2014 – The Public Utility Commission (PUC) has warned energy customers of price increases during the recent record-low temperatures. Energy customers with variable rate contracts or expired fixed price contracts that have defaulted to a month-to-month variable rate schedule may be affected. You can read more about the warning here.

Guttman Energy does not want you unexpectedly paying more for your energy when temperatures fall. We encourage you to be mindful of the PUC cautionary notice. We also encourage you to take time to read your natural gas and electric supply contracts. Crucial contract elements to understand during months of low temperatures are as follows:

  1. Do you pay on a variable rate or fixed rate schedule?
  2. When does your contract expire?
  3. Upon expiration, does your rate schedule change?

If your contract defaults you to variable rates at the end of your contract term, you may face an unwanted risk during months of unusually cold temperatures.

Our Guttman Energy team works with commercial and industrial clients of all sizes to ensure they are on the price and contract structure that best fits their specific needs and risk profile.

Are you paying more than you expected for your energy this winter? Do you have questions about your current energy contract? Contact our team to discuss your options for finding the energy structure that is best for you! Call us at 855-298-6839 or e-mail us at info@guttmanenergy.com to talk to a member of our Customer Commitment Team.