There are various commercial sources of utility market intelligence.
The main benefit of subscribing to one of these services is to give
yourself the edge when
negotiating supply contracts. Part
of the benefit will be in being able to assess how well you are doing,
pricewise, in relation to other buyers in the market.
A market intelligence service may also be able to guide you in
your choice of bidders, assist in negotiating with competing bidders
when it is clear you are not being given the best offers, and
advise you on the strategic approach to take in the marketplace
(for example, whether or not to seek longer-term contracts).
Elements of the utility management process