how our smart
risk-managed strategy works

We help small and medium-sized organisations procure energy like much larger ones. Here's a detailed run-through of how we we do it, so you can understand the process and how it can benefit your business.

introduction to our strategy

Here at Energy-Smarts, we employ a specific risk-managed 'wholesale' energy procurement strategy.  This will help optimise the savings you can achieve and minimise the largest cost component of your future pricing by acting in advance of your renewal.

This large and voliatile component of your future energy price comes from energy commodity prices - also called wholesale energy.  The rest of your energy price comes from non-commodity costs which should be managed very differently.
 

Here we focus on explaining how we risk-manage these wholesale costs.  How we help tackle other energy-related costs is outlined on some other pages shown below.

The risk-managed wholesale strategy we employ is comparatively complex and it will benefit you to understand this if you are thinking of working with us, so read on...

HOW TO USE THIS PAGE and LEARN ABOUT OUR STRATEGY - 5 steps

STEP 1:
familiarise yourself with why smart energy procurement works better

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Before watching the videos below, we recommend you familiarise yourself with  smart energy procurement which outlines the inherent flaws of not using a risk-managed approach.

STEP 2:
Watch the specially selected video CONTENT from our masterclass

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In order to really start understanding how our strategy works, we recommend you watch the summaries in videos 1 & 2 below.  Then watch videos 3 & 4 for fuller details.

STEP 3:
DOWNLOAD A sample annual PROCUREMENT pERFORMANCE REPORT

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We've made a sample report available to you that you can view and download that will give you valuable insight into how the strategy works through seeing the type of information provided in our annual market-related performance report.

STEP 4:
ACCESS FURTHER RESOURCES and info TO CONTINUE LEARNING MORE

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We have a host of other useful and informative resources that will further enhance and develop your understanding of our strategy. View these other resources which include market reports and learning tools to build on what you've already learned.

STEP 5:
LOOK AT HOW HOW WE HELP YOU TO MANAGE OTHER ENERGY-related COSTS

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To find out how we help you manage the other components of energy pricing at source as part of our offering and also help you become more energy-efficient and carbon neutral, we've provided links to the most relevant pages for further reading below.

video content TO LEARN ABOUT OUR STRATEGY

Watch the following series of videos which focus on developing your understanding of the smart strategy that we employ.

VIDEO 1: how we risk-manage future energy prices

In order to risk-manage and minimise the largest and most volatile components of your future energy prices, we employ a risk-managed approach like the one shown in this video.

Watch the video now to understand more about how this works.

how this VIDEO helps YOU

If you employ a strategy like this you can minimise your future energy prices with respect to the prevailing risks of fluctuating wholesle energy prices.

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accuracy in the trade decision-making of our expert energy trading team.

VIDEO 2: past performance using this smart approach

To see how the exact strategy in the above video has fared over the years, watch this next video. You'll discover how this strategy has performed well, and in some cases has reduced wholesale costs by up to 25% and more for organisations we have worked with.

how this VIDEO helps you

By looking at how the strategy has performed historically you can see how it has potential to help reduce your energy costs and optimise pricing.

You can also request a sample copy of a recent annual performance report below.

VIDEO 3: DEMYSTIFYING BILLING

In this video, you'll learn how your invoiced energy prices break down, where the largest and most volatile 'wholesale' components fit alongside other costs, and why it is so important to risk-manage the 'wholesale' element of pricing.

how this VIDEO helps YOU

If you understand how these invoiced costs break down, you can begin to tackle them appropriately in priority order, starting with the largest.

VIDEO 4: COMMODITY PRICE RISK MANAGEMENT & MARKET ANALYSIS

Watch the following video to discover in detail how we risk-manage your future pricing.  This also presents all the information above again in a more comprehensive format to build and enhance upon what you have learnt so far.

how this VIDEO helps YOU

This will help you understand the how the energy wholesale market works, the risks it presents to your final energy invoice - and what you can do about it.

download THE SAMPLE report

You can download this free sample of our annual energy procurement performance report to build upon what you have just learned by watching the above videos to develop your understanding of how our strategy works.

To receive your copy of the free report, simply complete the form below and we'll email it direct to your inbox.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT NOW

FURTHER INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Once you've watched the videos and read the report, you'll have developed a good understanding of how our strategy works. You can develop this further by reviewing the further resources below, and importantly also learn how we can help you reduce your other energy-related costs and usage.

THE ENERGY PROCUREMENT MASTERCLASS

The videos above are clips taken from our Energy Procurement Masterclass - and they explain how we would risk-manage your future energy prices, if you join us.  If you're interested in gaining a deep insight into sophisticated energy and developing a smart strategy like the one we use, this is for you.

REGISTER FOR OUR FREE LEARNING HUB

For lots of free information you can sign up for our Free Learning Hub, where we have a host of other resources to help you learn including more video clips, infographics, reports and more.  This is also really useful if you want to look at some in-depth wholesale market reports to see the type of factors that are driving future energy prices now.

The 'DEMYSTIFYING BILLING' video above outlines the non-commodity costs included in your energy price.  These need to be managed very differently from the way we risk-manage the large volatile commodity component as shown.

To find out how we help you manage these and also to become more energy-efficient and carbon neutral, follow the links below:

VALUE & OPTIMISATION THROUGH OUR ENERGY REVIEW

See how, as part of our full risk-manage service, we also help manage your non-commodity costs.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CARBON REDUCTION

Find out how we can help you with your Energy Efficiency & Carbon Reduction strategy.

GREEN ENERGY TO INSPIRE YOUR ORGANISATION

Discover how you can easily go green on your electricity through our risk-managed service.