Since 2005, the cost of energy has risen by 70%, and for some businesses, energy expenditure is one of the biggest lines in their budget.
As well as being a major operating cost, energy bills cause major headaches in planning and risk management. We specialise in energy and utilities for business and can help you save money on bills whilst maintaining a responsible energy policy.
Energy & Utility Procurement
Our specialists can get you the best prices on gas, electricity and water, with access to the whole energy market and focused on aligning your procurement strategy to your broader energy strategy and business goals.
We can get this process started in just a few hours. Give us a call on 0121 667 2433 or leave your details below and one of our energy procurement specialists will call you back.
If you are worried about rising gas and electricity charges and the impact these could have on your business, we can help.
We know that you might not have the time to question your suppliers or micro-manage your bills, let alone time to become an expert in the energy market and identifying what is a good price and what the potential future prices are – but that’s what we do every day!
Fixed contracts are the backbone of Inteb and provide a fully fixed-priced service for the contract duration. The usual contract term is between one and five years and fixed contracts protect your business from any market fluctuations during the contract period. Though there are quite a few so-called fixed contract options out there in the market, they often have details hidden within the small print allowing suppliers to pass through any price increases. However, our expert team verifies the contract terms and conditions on your behalf and will ensure to point out any odd clauses to you when choosing the best contract for your business.
Fixed contracts provide peace of mind to customers in a market where energy prices are constantly rising. This contract type tends to be the most popular choice for businesses who prefer to maintain budget certainty.
A flexible contract is a type of framework agreement where a customer can fix/float certain elements of the contract and trade commodity from the future wholesale market through suppliers. There are many different types of flexible contracts, each with their own level of risk. With the many changes constantly taking place in the energy market, large consuming customers often prefer to take a risk on commodity trading, and not pay a risk margin on transportation costs. Our team of specialists will meet with you to formulate a robust risk strategy for this kind of product and deliver your requirements accordingly. The benefits of this process are:
1. Access to market reports
2. Experienced industry traders doing all the trading on your behalf
3. A risk management strategy personally tailored as per your specific needs
A basket tender is where we put like minded customers in one basket and put the contracts out to tender on the market.
Customers with a relatively low energy spend don’t usually have access to flexible products, but as we have a few baskets already up and running, we can add customers in to the basket depending on their risk appetite.
The advantage of the basket approach is that it allows you to split your spend between fixed and flexible contracts, thus managing risks and maximising savings.
Why Choose Inteb MS?
We are independent specialists with a full range of business energy procurement solutions including fixed priced products, pass through and flexible energy purchasing solutions.
Even for major blue-chip corporations, with established procurement strategies and brokerage partners, we have found that we are able to make significant savings.
In part this is because we are really good at procurement, but equally it’s because our focus is on the best deal for the client, rather than a focus on our own margin.
Tailored Energy Procurement
There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to energy procurement and oddly-enough, it’s not enough to just pick the cheapest deal and sign on the dotted line.
Energy procurement needs to be tied into your broader energy and sustainability strategy, and look at both seasonal trends and likely long-term adjustments in the market to ensure that you get the best value in the long run. We work with you to understand your business objectives and appetite for risk before we make any recommendations.
Independent, Impartial and Expert
Because we are independent, our specialist consultants can provide truly impartial advice on how to maximise your energy savings and reduce exposure to fluctuating markets. Because the wholesale marketplace is diverse and rapidly changing, we don’t tie ourselves to specific providers who give us the best commission.
Instead, we look at what is the best strategy for our clients to generate long-term savings.
In conjunction with our smart metering and bill validation teams, we can help you get the best value across your energy expenditure, so regardless of whether your energy contracts are due for renewal or you are currently tied in to a contract, it’s worth having a conversation with our experts.