Do I need an energy broker?
To different degrees, depending on your business and your own experience, an energy broker offers a useful service, rather than an essential one. Plenty of companies are perfectly capable of handling energy contract negotiations and other energy related matters in house.
Energy brokers do however provide experience and expertise specific to the energy industry, which is beneficial to companies whose owners and employees don’t have this knowledge within their ranks.
Brokers understand the complexities of the energy market, and they have relationships with suppliers which allows them to negotiate the terms and costs of energy contracts.
They save you time by gathering data, liaising with multiple suppliers, and comparing different offers to find you the best solution.
Additionally, they provide services to clients throughout the term of the contracts that they arrange, so many companies consider them an important partner, and an integral part of their procurement process.
A Question of Convenience
You don’t necessarily need an energy broker, but there are many non-essential things in life that are useful, convenient, and make things a little easier for you. Energy brokers fall into this category.
If you’re unsure whether to use an energy broker, speak to one or two. Ask them about their services, tell them what you need and ask them for a quote.
Tip: It’s important to note that you don’t have to go ahead with a quote from an energy broker. They’re trying to win your business, so if the rates they offer seem too high, you should always feel free to get an alternative quote, either from a competing broker or from a supplier direct.
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