Kathryn Porter

Meet the energy expert, Kathryn Porter

‘An economic crash could cost more lives than the coronavirus’

Professor of Risk Management tells ELN the economic fallout from lockdown could be more deadly than the virus itself

Managed risk approach to flexible energy purchasing

Flexible, rather than fixed price, electricity contracts give businesses the opportunity to cut costs. However, without the right resources and knowledge, the complexities involved can expose your organisation to higher levels of risk. The key to finding the right balance is to understand the process fully – or find an energy partner to help keep […]

Guest Blog: Wayne Mitchell on energy procurement

Budget control versus procurement protocol In today’s energy market, the advantages of hedging your supply requirements for the long-term cannot be over-stated. Gone are the days when you could risk signing a contract every few years and agreeing a fixed price each time. Unless you happen to have access to a bottomless purse with no […]

Tesco’s energy procurement expert at EL2013

The head of group energy buying at Tesco is joining the line-up at the Energy Live 2013 conference this November. James Summerbell started his career in energy at London Electricity where he held a number of finance positions across several business units. He then joined the newly-formed Corporate Finance team following the takeover of the […]

Enserve Group sells energy division Inenco

Lancashire-based energy broker Inenco Group has been sold to funds managed by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners and Intermediate Capital Group for an undisclosed sum. Inenco, which provides energy procurement and risk management services for more than 9,000 customers, is the energy division of infrastructure services provider Enserve Group, which is owned by Cinven. Cinven […]

Health and safety tops oil and gas industry’s risk agenda

Health, safety and environment are at the top of oil and gas industry’s risk agenda, according to a new report. Regulatory compliance, price volatility, increase in costs and inflation and energy policy uncertainty also falls in the top five risks this year identified by oil and gas industry executives, according at Ernst & Young. The […]

Protected: Matt Cooper presentation from Manchester Energy Masterclass 26th March

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Gabor Balkanyi presentation from Birmingham Energy Masterclass 21st March

Schneider Electric’s Gabor Balkanyi gave a wonderful presentation at our Birmingham Energy Masterclass on March 21st. His presentation entitled “Risk Management – Dynamic hedging” is now available for you by clicking on the link below. Please be aware that by downloading this ppt, your email details will be released to Schneider Electric who may get […]

Insurance industry must back renewables

The insurance industry could help provide key support to the development of renewable energy solutions and mitigate climate change. In a new report ‘Building a sustainable energy future: risks and opportunities’, reinsurance firm Swiss Re has highlighted the important role insurers must play in providing “new growth opportunities” for the renewables industry. Under Swiss Re’s […]