UCM
Utility Cost Management LLC
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Testimonials - Ag and Food

Power savings for Farming and rate changes that favor the farmer. Large utility customers receive lower utility rates without any out-of-pocket fees.

UCM Client Testimonials: Agriculture and Food

“In addition to its adept handling of the CPUC complaint case, UCM has been easy to work with and always willing to ‘go the extra mile’. It is without hesitation that I enthusiastically recommend UCM’s services to other organizations with an interest in utility cost reductions…”
— Earl P. Williams, President – CALIFORNIA COTTON GINNERS AND GROWERS ASSOCIATION

“I am writing to commend UCM on the excellent service it has performed for Gerawan Farming… UCM stuck to its assurance that the project would not divert me or my staff, and would not disrupt our operations. UCM has been easy to work with, prepared, has been easy to work with, prepared, diligent, and timely in its dealings with Gerawan Farming.”
— J. Christopher Faso, Director of Administration – GERAWAN FARMING

“Both AHPA and the hullers have been extremely impressed by UCM. The exceptional result achieved speaks to UCM’s unique capability and competence.”
— Gene Beach, President – ALMOND HULLERS & PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION

“UCM negotiated with utility representatives and other interested parties to secure lower electricity rates on our behalf. These lower rates are reducing annual operating costs by more than $125,000… UCM also obtained a $456,000 refund for past overcharges on Great Western Grower’s account.”
— Bob Watts, President & CEO – GREAT WESTERN GROWERS

“After PG&E refused to correct the problems, UCM initiated a formal complaint through the California Public Utilities Commission… UCM has provided a valuable service to Producers, and I am pleased to recommend the firm to other businesses interested in reducing utility expenditures.”
— Richard Shehadey, President – PRODUCERS DAIRY FOODS, INC.

“Utility Cost Management Company was hired by me to review our utility costs at both Sterling Vineyards and Mumm Napa Valley. I was very satisfied with their findings and the results that ensued.”
— Ed Wheeler, Manager Maintenance and Engineering – SEAGRAM CHATEAU AND ESTATES WINES COMPANY

“In the end, California Family Foods received a refund from the utility of $791,000. The firm clearly has an in-depth understanding of utility rate and tariff issues that far exceeds the capabilities of typical business customers, and this expertise ahs resulted in outstanding results for California Family Foods.”
— Doug Burton, Chief Financial Officer – CALIFORNIA FAMILY FOODS

“Our Account Representative from PG&E delivered two checks yesterday in the amount of $55,762.34. He indicated the other two checks should arrive next week. I’m quite pleased with your efforts securing the Dinuba refunds.”
— R.G. Noll, Vice President – UNITED STATES COLD STORAGE OF CALIFORNIA

“As a large electricity user, PIRMI has always worked closely with PG&E to reduce costs. In spite of this, UCM was able to propose and implement changes that resulted in a $1.25 million refund, and reduced ongoing electricity costs by more than $250,000.”
— Matt Alonso, General Manager – PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL RICE MILLS, LLC

“UCM utilized a provision in PG&E’s electricity tariffs to argue that the rate schedule charged was misapplied by the utility, and offered a rate interpretation that PG&E eventually accepted. OK Produce received a specialized and valuable service from UCM that is highly recommended to other firms that are interested in reducing their utility charges.”
— W. Michael Hill, General Manager – OK PRODUCE