Utility Savings & Refund, LLC was established by Charles R. Toca in 2001 to sell clean energy natural gas and energy cost savings services to large energy users. US&R has helped form associations and buying groups to procure energy and reduce costs, including the California Electric Users Cooperative and the BioEnergy Producers Association. Charles Toca is certified in energy procurement by the Association of Energy Engineers, and is an active participant in proceedings related to the smart grid, energy storage and demand response at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and CAISO, and has spoken on energy storage at energy industry events.

We are a sales affiliate for Prudent Energy International, the global leader in advanced energy storage based on the vanadium redox battery (VRB-ESS™). The VRB-ESS (VRB Energy Storage System) can economically store and supply large amounts of electricity on demand and is focused on stationary applications. It is a long life, cost effective, low maintenance, efficient technology that allows for the scalability of power and storage capacity independently. The VRB-ESS is particularly beneficial to renewable energy providers, utilities and end users through its ability to “inventory” electricity, allowing for the optimal match of supply and demand.