The profession of energy procurement (electricity and gas) cannot be made up as you go along and requires real expertise in light of the complex nature of markets and the volatility of prices as well as regulations that constantly change.
Procurement practices are now changing and require an approach at several levels: managing and procuring supplies, optimising shipment contracts, controlling taxation.
Suppliers regularly change their offers and make them more complex, which makes the analysis and decision-making difficult; taxation changes and through lack of knowledge (for suppliers as well as businesses) overbilling is often noted; new cost items appear (EEC, capacity market, etc.) with different calculation and interpretation methods according to the supplier, which creates much ambiguity.
Which option to choose (fixed price, public market price, swap back, ARENH [regulated access to nuclear electricity] sale), when to buy, what to buy (complete supply, packages, etc.), which risks to take, how to decrease taxation, the weight of which is constantly increasing? There are so many problems to understand in order to control your budget.
Yes, the liberalisation of European energy markets provides a varied panel of strategies and opportunities, but it also requires real expertise in light of the complex nature of these markets.
In order to face these problems, our consultants (from the suppliers’ sector or consultancy firms) are proficient in decrypting suppliers’ offers, have a precise view on their practices, continuously follow and analyse the markets and analyse tax regulations.
We customise our solutions:
- Help with defining procurement strategies
- Risk management
- Management of calls for tender
- Optimisation of shipping contracts
- Optimisation of energy taxation and recovery of excess payments
- Invoicing audit
- Monitoring (budgetary, regulatory, and market)
In order to do this EPSA has specific tools for optimum and organised processing of all your data: CRM, an analysis tool for suppliers’ offers, a load curve analysis tool, access to stock markets, etc.
Our customers, whether industrialists or from the service sectors or local communities, have therefore been able to decrease their budget by 5 to 20% durably.