Sourcing the right energy deal for 2012?

Business costs for gas and electricity have increased by 77 per cent in the past seven years. Coping with volatile energy prices has become a nightmare. Fixing for price certainty […]

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Business costs for gas and electricity have increased by 77 per cent in the past seven years. Coping with volatile energy prices has become a nightmare. Fixing for price certainty typically involves a premium whilst timing purchases on the flexible curves can prove a lottery. For many the next April electricity contract round looms large.

Experts are united that prices are likely to continue to rise strongly as we move to a low carbon future. A most recent report foresees electricity costs rising by nearly 90 per cent and gas prices by 60 per cent by the end of the decade.
Getting the principles right – in terms of matching requirements with purchasing options within a risk management strategy – and putting them into practice within a carefully negotiated contract are explained in detail in three MEUC Energy Training Academy Days being held in London (Feb 7th), Warwick (Feb 8th) and Manchester (Feb 9th).

These one-day courses are being run by the authors, Robin Welsby of Celanese and Mark Callaway of Power Efficiency, and you will take away with you their new book. Course numbers are limited to give you maximum interface with them.

Course content covers

  • Understanding the Energy Markets
  • The Principles of Energy Purchasing
  • Establishing Your Requirements
  • Gas Supplies, Contracts and Prices
  • Electricity Supplies, Contracts and Prices
  • Negotiating and Managing Energy Supply Contracts
  • Towards the Low Carbon Future
  • Negotiating and Managing Energy Supply Contracts
  • Towards the Low Carbon Future

The course costs £350.00 plus vat to include lunch, refreshments and the new workbook valued at £50. Over 90 per cent of delegates attending the first series before Christmas rated the courses either excellent or good. So whether you need to get started in this area or require a refresher on options and contract conditions, book your place or find out more information now at

https://www.meuc.co.uk/energy-training-academy—energy-live-news

Alternatively call Caroline Buckley at the MEUC now on 01363 860058 to find out more.

The Major Energy Users’ Council is an independent association of larger and medium sized business energy consumers in industry, commerce and the public sector. The MEUC’s Energy Training Academy is based on the principle of members learning from the experiences of other members. The Gas and Electricity Purchasing Principles and Practice Course is open to non-members who are industrial/commercial energy users.