Procurement
Fixed Energy
Flex Energy
Basket
Hybrid

Making the tough decisions

Even for experts and high energy users, choosing the right supply contract can be a minefield

This is where we can help

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Procurement & Tender

We facilitate a completely independent tender process on your behalf, across all the major suppliers in the market.

Pulse Business Energy goes further than other energy brokers by completing forensic tendering of the non-commodity charges included in your contract making sure your energy contract is fair with a free legal review of the energy supplier’s proposed contract terms”

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The right contract for your business

Energy procurement services from Pulse Business Energy can protect your company from rising business energy costs and fluctuating energy prices.

Our team of energy brokers takes time to fully understand your needs, then compares business gas and electricity prices and quotes from a range of business energy suppliers. We evaluate all quotes and legal contract terms in detail to ensure we recommend the best deal for your business – not just the best price.

Our energy procurement service offers an easy and hassle-free way to compare business energy prices from a range of gas and electricity suppliers. If your business needs a new gas or electricity contract or your current contract is coming up for renewal, give us a call or come and meet our team for an informal chat about how we can help with free, no obligation procurement advice.

The right purchasing strategy

It may be that you want budget certainty and a fixed product is the most suitable.

Or, if you are comfortable with a little more risk, flexible purchasing allows you to take advantage of favourable market conditions during the period of your contract, should they occur.

Either way, you can count on us to find the best purchasing strategy for your business.

Fixed Energy

If you need budget certainty, Fixed Price Energy Plans protect your business from unexpected energy price increases, and guarantee you a low fixed rate for the full term of the contract.

Fixed Rate Contract

We help you agree on a level of consumption and providing you keep within that, the gas and electricity prices remain constant over the lifetime of the contract – which in most cases is 1, 2 or 3 years.

Fixed price contracts are available to all but most suitable for businesses that:

  • Have a small to medium level of energy consumption
  • Want a simple and easy to manage contract
  • Need budget certainty
  • Want to reduce their exposure to price volatility in the energy market

Timing is vital

Timing is critical on Fixed Price contracts.

There’s no need to wait for the end of your current contract. You can lock in a new contract in advance of your current one expiring.  

We would encourage you to talk to us even a year before your renewal date and we can monitor the market for you and recommend an earlier re-sign if the market conditions are in your favour.

Contact a consultant

Our consultants would be delighted to work with you to ensure you have the best energy strategy in place for your business.

Our 3-Step Approach

1 - Research

All of our clients have unique requirements, so to make sure we source the best business energy deal for you, we start by understanding your specific needs.

2 - Market Intelligence

Timing is critical in securing the right fixed price energy contract. Our trading team use Spectron Trading screens to monitor the current activity in the market which, combined with historical price data and our experience, determines the best time to buy.

3. Analysis and Negotiation

Our strong relationships with business energy suppliers means we can negotiate great prices and contract terms and secure the best deal for you.

Flexible Energy

Pulse Flexible Energy Contracts allow our clients to reduce energy costs by taking advantage of changing market conditions and spreading energy procurement decisions throughout the contract term rather than locking the price at the start.

Flexibility

A flexible contract structure allows us to work closely with you to buy your energy in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-month instalments, depending on the market conditions.

Pulse flexible energy purchasing contracts also give you the option to fix into long-term rates if prices fall to target levels that work well for your business.

Eligibility

This flexible energy procurement strategy can reduce your exposure to the risks associated with Fixed energy contracts, particularly when long-term prices peak artificially.

Flexible price contracts are most suitable for Businesses that:

  • Consume higher levels of energy and require greater control of over their energy buying decisions
  • Would like to take advantage of favourable market prices and are open to taking risks that can lead to much lower energy bills than you may have obtained through a fixed price energy contract
  • Would also like to improve their awareness of the market and their consumption, and value price transparency

Contact a consultant

Call us to discuss your needs and we can create the bespoke analysis necessary to discuss this further.

Our 3-Step Approach

1 - Research

All of our clients have unique requirements, so to make sure we source the best business energy deal for you, we start by understanding your specific needs.

2 - Market Intelligence

Our trading team use Spectron Trading screens to monitor the current activity in the market, which combined with historical price data and our experience determines the best time to buy.

3. Analysis and Negotiation

Our strong relationships with business energy suppliers means we can negotiate great prices and contract terms and secure the best deal for you.

Basket

Flexible contracts can provide potential savings but customers need to be over a certain consumption threshold.

‘Basket’ contracts group customer’s purchasing together to give access to the potential savings of a flexible contract when then individual customer’s consumption isn’t large enough to qualify.

Group Strategy

Pulse manage the flexible purchasing on behalf of all those customers grouped into one central ‘basket’ which is traded on the wholesale market to give customers access to pricing that wouldn’t be available to a customer of that size normally.

Basket Contracts are suitable for businesses who:

  • Would like to take advantage of the benefits of Pulse Flex, but do not consume sufficient energy volumes to trade flexibly on their own
  • Would like to increase their purchasing power to access more competitive energy contracts

Our 3-Step Approach

1 - Research

All of our clients have unique requirements, so to make sure we source the best business energy deal for you, we start by understanding your specific needs.

2 - Market Intelligence

Our trading team use Spectron Trading screens to monitor the current activity in the market, which combined with historical price data and our experience determines the best time to buy.

3. Analysis and Negotiation

Our strong relationships with business energy suppliers means we can negotiate great prices and contract terms and secure the best deal for you.

Contact a consultant

Call us to discuss your needs and we can create the bespoke analysis necessary to discuss this further.

Hybrid Aggregation

Hybrid Aggregation Purchasing Strategy is a flexible approach to managing your energy spend with the option of price certainty, merging the benefits of both fixed and flexible contracts.

It works by taking advantage of lower energy prices on the wholesale market and fixing your contract on lower rates at historically beneficial times.

Pulse's Hybrid Aggregated Purchasing Strategy

Our Hybrid Buying Strategy leverages the power of aggregation and the advantages of timing the market to improve commodity hedging outcomes for your business. Historically, this strategy has only been offered to large industrial consumers, but with the power of aggregation, Pulse Business Energy has made this purchasing approach available to small-medium clients.

Time the Market + Aggregation = Potential Savings

How does it work?

Sign-up to Pulse’s Hybrid Aggregation

Aggregation members begin on an index-based plan and remain until the next aggregation opportunity, usually in the next shoulder season (e.g., March, October).

Buy according to your strategy

You have the option of obtaining your own fixed rate at any time, Fixing in with the aggregated group, or continuing on the index-market buying your energy month-to-month at the wholesale “spot” price.

Index-based
strategy

An index-based strategy offers pricing that reflects wholesale market conditions and includes the ability to make adjustments (fix-in) when the market drops.

Advantages

  • Pulse Business Energy watches the energy markets closely for you and obtains a fixed price offer for the aggregated group, twice a year, and allows each client to elect whether to “fix in” with that group or remain on the index-based plan.
  • Hybrid Aggregation usage loads with other commercial and/or industrial clients can lead to less expensive fixed pricing than if independently contracted, essentially by buying in bulk.
  • Pulse Business Energy watches the energy markets closely for you and obtains a fixed price offer for the aggregated group, twice a year, and allows each client to elect whether to “fix in” with that group or remain on the index-based plan.
  • This is a smart way of getting the best of both worlds, having the security of a fixed contract and the savings of a wholesale strategy.

Is a hybrid aggregation basket strategy right for you?

If you want a flexible approach to managing your energy spend with the option of price certainty, merging the benefits of both a fixed and flexible product may be right for you.

Possible additional saving opportunities for clients whose energy usage tends to be routinely during off-peak hours and those who can curtail their energy usage to take advantage of lower priced periods.

Clients who use less electricity during triad periods (winter) can potentially achieve further savings.

Contact a consultant

Call us to discuss your needs and we can create the bespoke analysis necessary to discuss this further.