Why You Should Use An Energy Broker

There are many reasons why a business would choose to engage an energy consultancy to support them in all their energy related matters.

Below we have listed a few of the main reasons our clients here at The Green Energy Advice Bureau have told us they chose to use an energy consultancy.

Impartiality

Most reputable energy brokers/consultants do not work with preferred suppliers and are therefore able to offer full impartial advice to their clients. This also keeps suppliers pricing offers competitive!

Industry Knowledge

A good broker/consultant will have a great understanding of the energy sector. They will be able to advise on key areas, such as, contract negotiation, site works, meter upgrades and downgrades and ensure that businesses are kept up to date with any legislative changes that end users must adhere to, such as, ESOS or Mandatory Carbon Reporting.

They should also take the time to understand not just how much energy their clients use, but where and when that energy is being consumed. This will allow them to build a detailed plan on the best way to minimise future energy consumption whilst ensuring that it does not impact on the business operation.

A good consultant will also explain all the various types of supply contracts available to the customer, for example, Fully Fixed vs Pass-Through, and the various charges associated with each contract type.

Dedicated Account Management

If, as a business, you deal directly with your suppliers and you have any issues, you will often be passed from department to department within your supplier with nobody taking ownership to resolve your situation. A good energy broker/consultant should act as a single point of contact for any energy related issue and will deal with your supplier on your behalf to quickly resolve the issue and free up your time to get on with other things.

Energy Management Solutions

Whilst many businesses rightly focus on the price they pay for their energy, unfortunately wholesale and non-commodity costs are on the rise again. Therefore, creating a long-term energy management plan will help with a company’s goals of managing costs by minimising energy wastage and understanding how they use their energy.

A few of the energy management services on offer from The GEAB include:

  • Desktop energy reporting/monitoring platforms
  • Full site energy audits
  • Voltage Optimisation
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Creation of bespoke energy management plans
  • Legislative Compliance (IE ESOS & Mandatory Carbon Reporting)
  • Display Energy Certificates (DEC)

Here at The Green Energy Advice Bureau we offer impartial energy advice and would be happy to speak to you and help you understand how to manage and minimise both your energy costs and usage.

Please click here to visit our website www.greenpoweradvice.co.uk or call us on 0191 3037750

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