WHAT IS AN ABATE VENDOR AFFILIATE?

ABATE is the Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity - a non-profit coalition formed to represent industrial and other large volume energy customers in gas and electric regulatory and legislative matters.

ABATE Vendor affiliates have access to the people who make the energy purchasing decisions at major Michigan manufacturing companies, many of which are ABATE members.

WHAT DO I GET?

Four targeted opportunities to access this network of energy-related decision makers.

  • Attend ABATE’s annual general membership meeting, where you can meet the people who need your energy-related product or service. Attendees include ABATE members, prospective members, and guest speakers. No suppliers, except vendor affiliates, will be allowed to participate in these one-day meetings.
  • An opportunity to select a 20-minute period at one of ABATE’s monthly meetings to discuss your company and distribute marketing materials to ABATE members.
  • A copy of ABATE’s membership directory.
  • The opportunity to sponsor a continental breakfast, lunch or refreshment break at the annual ABATE membership meeting.

* Affiliate membership does not include voting rights, access to internal reports or any other related privilege of full membership. Full membership in ABATE is limited to large volume energy consumers in Michigan.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Anyone who markets energy-related products, services or equipment to industrial companies, including:

  • Electric power marketers
  • Natural gas marketers
  • Energy management consultants
  • Utilities
  • Rate consultants

WHAT DOES IT COST?

$1,500 a year - well worth it when you consider the time and expense you save with ABATE’s targeted marketing opportunities.

HOW DO I JOIN?

Complete the following membership application and mail it to ABATE. If you have any questions, contact Rod Williamson, Executive Director for ABATE, directly at (910) 444-8883.