Finding the Risk Hidden in Your Energy Contract: 10 Terms and Conditions to Know (Whitepaper)
An increasingly competitive market has driven down margins for energy suppliers across the board, while disruption to technologies, regulations, and the power generation mix in the past decade have made the market more complex.
As our Energy Intelligence team discussed in their 2018 Energy Market Outlook released earlier this year, added complexity in the energy market often means higher costs for energy consumers.
The question at hand, then, is how retail energy suppliers protect themselves while still offering competitive rates in a crowded market.
We have found that energy suppliers are increasingly using the terms and conditions in their supply agreements to pass additional risk onto their customers. In many cases, two seemingly identical contracts offering the same price could result in very different total energy costs for the customer, thanks to the terms and conditions in the agreement. This makes it critical for large energy users and their energy procurement partners to understand how to negotiate the terms and conditions in their contract to manage this risk.
Our new whitepaper, Finding the Risk Hidden in Your Energy Contract: 10 Terms and Conditions to Know, explains:
- How energy contracts have evolved over the past 5 to 10 years
- The 10 most important terms and conditions in your energy supply contract
- What leverage you have in the contracting process, and how to exert it