5.3 Energy

The purchase of energy can be a complex topic in particular in open competitive energy markets.

The main principles (these will vary) in improving your purchasing methodology are:

  • Research the various suppliers who can meet your needs for each of your required energy sources.
  • Develop detailed profiles of your energy use of each These will be an aid in estimating the cost of each energy type from each supplier.
  • Get each potential supplier to quote to supply the same projected This will serve as the basis of comparison for each supplier.
  • In more complex situations the help of a professional consultancy may be required to support your