Frequently Asked Questions


What is AOBA Alliance, Inc.?

AOBA Alliance, Inc. (AOBA Alliance), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA), is a licensed broker and marketer of energy and energy-related services in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The AOBA Alliance facilitates energy procurement to the commercial building industry. We serve all non-residential rate payers, including multi-family apartment buildings, office buildings, hotels, universities, churches, synagogues and restaurants.

What is AOBA?

AOBA, the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington, is the leading membership-based organization, representing commercial and multi-family residential real estate, in the Washington Metropolitan area. Since 1974, AOBA has worked diligently to protect and enhance the value of its members’ investments through effective leadership, advocacy, information exchange, and professional development. Having represented the local industry in virtually every major utility proceeding in the last 35 years, AOBA is the primary voice of the commercial and multi-family apartment building industry in both legislative and regulatory activities.

AOBA is the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area federated member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the National Apartment Association (NAA). Through these affiliations, AOBA is represented on Capitol Hill and before federal agencies, and AOBA members have access to nationally recognized certification programs, research and information, and networking forums.

Who can participate in the AOBA Alliance Inc.?

All owners and managers in the commercial and multi-family building industry, and all non-residential rate payers including hotels, universities, churches, synagogues and restaurants in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia can participate in the AOBA Alliance.

Can I participate in the AOBA Alliance if I am not an AOBA member?

Yes. There is no requirement to be an AOBA member to participate in the AOBA Alliance, although many of our participants are also AOBA members.

Why should my company participate in AOBA Alliance offerings?

The AOBA Alliance uses its resources and expertise to streamline the procurement process for those who do not have the in-house expertise and/or resources to stay current with energy markets and evaluate competitive energy service offerings. We actively coordinate this process on behalf of our participants without eroding energy cost-savings.

Who is the preferred provider for the AOBA Alliance?

As the preferred provider for the AOBA Alliance, Constellation offers competitive pricing. Through this relationship, AOBA Alliance participants also have the unique advantage of using energy supply contracts with Constellation specifically negotiated by and for the commercial and multi-family building industry.

How do I participate in or learn more about the AOBA Alliance?

If you would like to participate in the AOBA Alliance Competitive Energy program or would like to receive more information, please contact April Kreller at akreller@aoba-metro.org or Uatausha Taylor at utaylor@aoba-metro.org or by calling the AOBA office at (202) 296-3390.

To receive a price quote for your accounts, please download the appropriate form for either electric, natural gas or both and email to akreller@aoba-metro.org. Please be sure to fill in all information requested in order to expedite the processing of your request.

Please note that completing an authorization form does not obligate you to purchase energy through the AOBA Alliance. It simply allows the AOBA Alliance and Constellation to request your historical usage data from the appropriate local utility in order to provide you with a customized price proposal.

How much does it cost to participate?

There is no cost to participate in AOBA Alliance offerings.

Is there a minimum energy usage requirement to participate?

No. All owners and managers in the commercial and multi-family building industry, and all non-residential rate payers including hotels, universities, churches, synagogues and restaurants in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia can participate in the AOBA Alliance.

In what geographic areas does the AOBA Alliance offer services?

AOBA Alliance, Inc. offers electric services in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and natural gas services in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Who should I contact for additional information?

If you would like to participate in the AOBA Alliance program or would like to receive more information, please contact April Kreller at (202) 296-3390 or akreller@aoba-metro.org or Uatausha Taylor at (202) 296-3390 or by email at utaylor@aoba-metro.org.