Association Teams with Transparent Energy to Bring the Efficiency and Cost-Saving Benefits of Purchasing Electricity, Natural Gas, and Renewables via Online Auctions to Members

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) today announced it has teamed with Transparent Energy, the national leader in online energy procurement, to bring members a proven, cost-effective, and risk-free way to buy their energy and manage risk. 

The new program enables NAW members to procure energy, often a top-5 operational cost, easily and with confidence, backed by the people, process, and technology that have made Transparent Energy synonymous with energy-procurement excellence. For members with in-house energy expertise, Transparent Energy’s leading market intelligence and online auction platform can supplement existing processes, driving additional savings.

“Energy has emerged as a top budgetary and reputational concern for our members, providing us an excellent opportunity to introduce new value-added services that will improve our members’ bottom lines,” said NAW CEO Eric Hoplin. “Our new partnership with Transparent Energy will bring the power of online auctions, backed by the energy expertise and client-service skills of their team, to members interested in saving money on energy and protecting themselves from energy-market volatility.”

Added Nancy Gardner, Vice President, Associations, at Transparent Energy, “We are delighted to be working with NAW to bring the many benefits of online energy procurement to its members. Starting immediately, the full resources of Transparent Energy for energy procurement, risk management, and sustainability efforts to support ESG goals are available to members. We are looking forward to making the energy-buying process more strategic and cost-effective for all interested parties.” 

By working with Transparent Energy, NAW members will gain the following benefits: 

  1. Annual energy cost reductions compared to traditional procurement methods.
  2. An additional “members only” discount.
  3. Access to an always-on energy advisory resource proactively monitoring energy markets and actively identifying opportune times to purchase energy, including renewables.
  4. The program is risk free. Satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

For more information on Transparent Energy’s high-value, risk-free energy advisory and procurement services for NAW members, please contact Jonathan Le at [email protected] or (945) 218-2185.  To speak with a member of the NAW team please contact Adam Isenberg at [email protected] or (202) 872-0885.

About Transparent Energy

Transparent Energy is the go-to resource for C&I companies, institutions, associations, and government agencies for energy procurement and energy advisory services. The company’s clients include associations and automotive, education, distribution, financial services, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, municipalities, real estate (REITS, CRE, and property management), retail, wholesale, and warehousing firms. With a proven process delivered by retail energy’s most experienced professionals and state-of-the-art online auction technology, Transparent Energy has driven hundreds of millions of dollars in operational savings for clients across North America. For more information, see

About The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

NAW is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $7.4 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW is comprised of national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all sectors of distribution. Our industry employs more than 5 million workers throughout the United States and accounts for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. There are 35,000 Wholesale-Distribution companies that operate nearly 150,000 places of business across North America, including all 50 states.

NAW’s mission is to deliver world-class programs and services designed to help the most dynamic companies in Wholesale Distribution succeed. Our programming is tailored for the CEOs, senior executives, and rising leaders at our member companies and associations. Members engage with NAW through our offerings in Thought Leadership, Networking, Executive Education, Benchmarking/Research, Shared Resourcing, Partnerships, Government Relations, and Public Affairs. For more information, see


Nancy Gardner, Vice President Associations and Partnerships, Transparent Energy, 443-614-2846 [email protected]

Adam Isenberg, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, NAW, 202-872-0885, [email protected]