Energy procurement can be a complex process which directly influences the cost of energy to the organisation.

Since 1990, the advent of competition in the energy marketplace has resulted in industrial and large commercial customers having choices, both in their gas and electricity suppliers and between a wide range of product options.

Energy purchasing is often not just about price but is about getting the best fit for the organisation, to deliver the best value within the company’s strategic and risk management requirements.

This topic considers the different energy tariffs structures often used and considers how to negotiate the right contractual terms to optimise all the inputs into the procurement process.

Procurement is also an opportunity to work with the supply chain to help influence energy behaviour, policy and practices.

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