Running a business across several sites can be complicated – and potentially costly – without a co-ordinated energy management programme in place.
Over time extensions may be added to existing properties or new sites bought as your company grows, bringing about changes in your energy needs. This may involve having new meters installed or amendments to your capacity allowance.
If not properly managed, and not all companies have the necessary in-house expertise or time to do this, you could end up with a disparate energy contract portfolio with different renewal dates for your gas and electricity necessitating negotiations with multiple suppliers.
A lack of joined-up thinking in procurement, cost management and consumption makes it difficult to pinpoint areas where energy efficiencies can be made and lead to missed opportunities when it comes to saving money.
Looking specifically at procurement, aligning energy contracts into one brings clarity and has several advantages:
- An identical start and end date to an energy contract allows for smoother negotiations at renewal time
- Buying larger volumes from one supplier should help secure a better price for your power
- Uniformity of billing makes it easier to spot errors contained in invoices
Speak to one of our procurement team to find out how we can help secure the best deal for you regardless of how many sites or meter points you have.
Click HERE to find out how we helped a nationwide logistics company align all their energy contracts.