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Texas Community College Cooperative Purchasing Network Selects Tradition Energy

Energy Consulting Services Contract Will Help Colleges Reduce Energy Costs

 Stamford, CT, October 8 – The Texas Community College Cooperative Purchasing Network recently announced the selection of Tradition Energy as the winner of a new contract for Energy Consulting Services. The “Network”, a statewide cooperative purchasing organization consisting of the 50 Texas Association of Community Colleges members, made the decision to award exclusively to Tradition Energy after conducting a competitive RFP solicitation in June.

 Consulting services delivered through the contract include:

  • Energy procurement of electricity, natural gas, renewable energy, and transportation fuel
  • Demand Response (DR) services
  • Energy Data Management/Budgeting & Reporting
  • Bill Auditing and Tariff Rate Analysis
  • Utility Bill Processing and Payment
  • Energy Market Research and Market Monitoring
  • Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Services
  • Other consulting related services

 “Enrollments among the State’s community colleges continue to grow, and with it the strain on operational costs and budgets.  As the new Energy Management Advisor for the Network, Tradition Energy is excited to assist the member colleges in controlling and managing their energy costs and exposure,” said Bob Wooten, Director of Government Accounts at Tradition Energy.  

 “The Network was very impressed with both the number and quality of energy firms responding to our RFP,” commented Charles Oberrender, Director of Cooperative Purchasing, Texas Association of Community Colleges.  “Tradition’s high quality response and past experience with colleges, including some of our largest members, definitely elevated them to the top.”

 Tradition Energy has begun working with the Network to introduce the Energy Consulting Services contract details to members via online and face-to-face meetings.


Tradition Energy, Scott Merrell, Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, 713-609-9922

About Tradition Energy

Tradition Energy ( is one of the world’s largest energy management and procurement advisors to commercial, industrial and governmental organizations with over 300 energy specialists in 13 offices covering both the wholesale and retail energy markets since 1986.    Tradition Energy is part of the Tradition Group, a leading global institutional broker of financial and commodity products.  Tradition employs over 2,400 people in 28 countries around the world and is publically listed on the Swiss stock exchange (CFT).

 About The Texas Community College Cooperative Purchasing Network

The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) is a non-profit association that includes all 50 public community college districts in the state. The General Appropriations Bill and legislation affecting public community colleges in general have been and remain the principal concerns of TACC.