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|Fellon-McCord Shares Low Consumer Costs Goal With Co-op Clients|
At its core, Fellon-McCord wants what electric cooperatives want: the lowest possible energy prices for their consumers.
Fellon-McCord, a Platinum-level NRECA Associate Member based in Louisville, Kentucky, is an energy management firm that helps its clients mitigate the price and reliability fluctuations of energy sources like natural gas. The company got its start in the volatile days of energy deregulation in the early 1990s. Two decades later, in an equally unpredictable energy market, Fellon-McCord excels with a self-described strategy of "professional expertise with a personal touch."
Company President and CEO Andrew R. Fellon said Fellon-McCord currently works with numerous electric cooperatives, as well as their customers and suppliers, across the country. He added that co-ops, which make up about 30 percent of the company's energy management group business, have come to them for short-term project consulting as well as long-term management services.
"Fellon-McCord’s relationship with the cooperative community began in 1993 with our work in the area of natural gas procurement for East Kentucky Power," Fellon said. "Since that time, we have expanded our services to include all fuel types and components along the supply chain from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption."
Fellon said that cooperatives' commitment to low prices and reliable service make them a natural fit with Fellon-McCord.
"Their goals of making the best decisions for their members in the short- and long-term are consistent with that of Fellon-McCord," he said. "We very much enjoy working with our cooperative clients."
Fellon said the company quickly realized the benefit of its association with NRECA, and has been a regular conference exhibitor and advertiser in RE Magazine.
"NRECA has offered our company an efficient and professional forum through which we have been able to meet many other NRECA cooperative members," he said. "We started as a Silver-level Associate Member in early 2009, but the overall value we have received convinced us to increase to the Platinum Level in 2010. "
To learn more about Fellon-McCord, visit the company Web site.