Negotiating supply contracts
Procuring energy in the competitive marketplace is one of the ways that you can minimise your spend for a given volume. When inviting tenders, it helps if you can provide an estimate of your requirements based on (for example) your past utility invoices. For larger electricity accounts, the information you provide to bidders should also include half-hourly demand profiles. Similar considerations are becoming more important for larger gas users also.

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Elements of the utility management process
Top-level objectives