ABOUT ENERGY SMARTS

Our story

Energy-Smarts has operated since 2009, and grew out of a shared concern between the founding energy intermediary and a group of clients.  We believed there was a better way for 'smaller-than-very-large' organisations to procure energy, to improve upon the standard 'lowest common denominator' approach.  

To discover more watch the 5-minute video about why we started Energy-Smarts.

 

WHY WE STARTED ENERGY-SMARTS

our beliefs

Despite the many complexities, we believe all organisations can buy in a savvy way, and that the benefits of scale and ‘smarts’ should not be limited to very large companies with energy experts in-house and a very large energy spend.

That's why in 2011, we created a framework for SMEs and larger organisations to achieve massive buying power, by aligning with part of a portfolio with greater than £1 billion in annual energy spend.

FLEXIBLE PROCUREMENT TO BETTER MANAGE YOUR RISK

Whereas many smaller organisations are limited on when and how they buy - we deliver flexible procurement.  This means energy can be purchased at the most favourable times, not constrained by arbitrary renewal dates or necessitating a one-off 'whole volume' purchase.

The energy wholesale market can fluctuate by tens of percentage points over a year, so being positioned to choose exactly when you buy is critical in managing this risk, and ultimately securing a competitive deal.  Knowing when to buy is clearly equally important.

CONSTANT FOCUS ON SMART APPROACHES

With risk-management parameters in place, and working with our strategic partner's award-winning team of professional energy traders, Energy-Smarts deliver risk-managed (wholesale) energy procurement.

A maximum wholesale price can be set and results bench-marked against the market average, which gives a strong indicator of performance.  Much better, we believe, than a ‘snapshot’ comparison which has limited usefulness.

Against a backdrop of ongoing increases in non-commodity prices over previous years, we have helped many clients with multi-site portfolios achieve incrementally increasing benefits year-on-year. And, while past performance does not indicate future performance, the energy wholesale markets remain highly volatile, and so we feel a risk-managed strategy is the only way to procure energy well. Nevertheless, it’s in our blood to continue exploring ‘smart’ approaches as the ‘energy world’ evolves!

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