Energy Procurement

Leading Edge Energy’s energy procurement services include a full account structure and network tariff audit.

If we find that your business is on an incorrect and more expensive tariff, we rectify this to get considerable reductions and then tender at the optimal time to obtain the most competitive rates.

How the different services combine to deliver a great client outcome

Account Structure Optimisation

Volatile retail energy market regulations and tariffs, and fluctuations in site-specific energy use result in anomalies in allocating energy tariffs for a number of commercial and industrial electricity consumers. With energy procurement services, we give you our detailed analysis of your usage patterns and billing data. Through these, we can see if you are paying more than you should due to improper account setup.

Leading Edge Energy’s experts have a deep understanding of the criteria driving market and tariff suitability. As soon as we identify tariff plan anomalies, we will present you with a detailed report and a setup optimised for your business.

Based on these findings, we will instruct the retailer to restructure your account in order to deliver immediate financial savings of between 7-15%. We can do this before even putting your contract out to tender which results in more savings.

What clients can expect:

  • Expert advice on optimisation opportunities
  • Report with a detailed forecast of quantified savings
  • To save time dealing with energy retailers
Network Tariff Optimisation

Network charges, set by distributors to offset the costs of delivering electricity through poles and wires from the generator to the customers, are overseen by the Australian Energy Regulator. These rates make up about half of the average electricity bill, and through our Network Tariff Optimization service, we make sure that you pay only what you owe.

Because distributors have their own set of complicated tariffs and charges, many entrepreneurs make the mistake of accepting the costs at face value. Fortunately, Leading Edge Energy has the expertise in sifting through the data and regularly reviewing the fees your company pays.

Doing this allows us to check if your current tariff is the lowest possible rate based on how your usage data compares with the eligibility criteria for every other tariff. Our experts will then send you an easy-to-understand report that outlines if and where savings can be made.

Next, we contact your supplier, renegotiate terms, and request that your business’ account is put onto a lower tariff scheme.

Client Outcomes:

  • Expert advice on tariff optimisation
  • Report with a detailed forecast of quantified savings
  • Save time dealing with energy retailer
Commercial Energy Tenders

We understand that operating a large-scale business can come with challenges like rapid over-expansion, so we aim to help clients manage risks associated with the volatile retail and wholesale energy markets. Our energy procurement experts include forecasts for exponential growth in securing the best possible contracted energy rates for corporate situations.

We also help manage risk and business operating expenditure, so you can spend more time focusing on running your business, instead of trying to fathom the complex wholesale and retail energy markets.

Using our leverage with all the major energy retailers in Australia results in market-leading outcomes for our clients. Our professional and dedicated approach to getting results is based on a detailed process of analysis, negotiation, evaluation, reporting and quality assurance.

Leading Edge Energy’s strong relationship with all the country’s energy retailers produces consistent and tangible energy cost-reduction outcomes for our valued clients. Through our tried-and-tested systems and processes, we can execute a highly-competitive and time-bound tender for you.

Our procurement service is comprised of a detailed process of analysis, negotiation, evaluation, reporting and quality assurance.

Quotes Process:

  1. Bill audit – Our experts check your invoice for any inconsistencies and pinpoint any openings for optimising your account.
  2. Issuance of Quote Requests to retailers – We ask the retailers to submit proposals for your energy contract.
  3. Analysis and evaluation of retailers’ quotes – We interpret and assess the submitted quotations.
  4. Leading Edge Energy Electricity Supply Proposal – We present you with a document that contains the condensed proposals, ranked with consideration of cost movement analysis, with our recommendations based on your business needs.

It should be noted that offers have strict deadlines, and it is critical that you select an offer before the expiry date.

  • Energy quotes: Basic energy brokerage service conducted directly with energy retailers of your choice.
  • Individual contract tenders: A competitive time-bound formal and objective tender process where all energy retailers are invited to participate under fixed terms.
  • Multi-site contract tenders: The same process as an individual tender, with the added scale and leverage afforded by having a portfolio of related sites.
  • Group energy tenders: The same process as the multi-site tenders, however, the sites in the tender are generally under separate unrelated ownership. Our focus in these tenders is to deliver discounts on the fixed cost component of client electricity invoices.
  • Blend & extend negotiation: We assist with improving energy contract terms when energy retailers are prepared to make an offer of this nature.
  • Energy contract novations: We assist with the negotiation and administration process involved in transfer an energy contract when a site changes ownership.
What clients can expect:
  • Market-leading energy rates
  • Improved risk management
  • Improved understanding of business energy contracts
  • Detailed quantified savings and offer comparison reports
  • Best practice management; Offers presented on a like-for-like basis
  • Benefit from our established and long-standing retailer relationships
  • Benefit from our established tendering system
  • Contract execution with administration services included
  • Significant time-cost savings
Small business energy quotes

Leading Edge Energy recognises that small- to medium-sized businesses have specific needs when it comes to energy supply. We offer tailor-made solutions through our energy procurement services where our experts help you get the best possible contracted energy rates for your business.

Our goal is to lessen your load by providing your business with customised solutions for getting you the best possible rates for energy contracts. This way, you don’t have to worry about the ins-and-outs of the energy markets, and you can focus on the more pressing matters of leading a company.

Having good-standing relationships with all the major energy retailers in Australia, a professional and committed approach, and a detail-oriented process lets us deliver market-leading energy cost-reduction results to our clients. Through our tested procurement service process that involves in-depth analysis, negotiation, evaluation, reporting and quality assurance, we can ensure you a competitive and time-bound tender with more consistent and concrete energy cost-reduction outcomes.

Quotes Process:

  1. Bill audit – We check for anomalies to fix and identify optimisation opportunities for the account
  2. Issuance of Quote Requests to retailers – We request for contract proposals from the retailers
  3. Analysis and evaluation of retailers’ quotes – We interpret and assess the offers from the different retailers
  4. Leading Edge Energy Electricity Supply Proposal – A document that contains the proposals, in condensed form, and ranked and recommended by our expert team according to the offers’ suitability to your business’ requirements.

Please be reminded that offers are active for a limited time period, thus it is paramount that you select an offer before the expiry date.

  • Energy quotes: Basic energy brokerage service conducted directly with energy retailers of your choice.
  • Individual contract tenders: A competitive time-bound formal and objective tender process where all energy retailer are invited to participate under fixed terms.
  • Multi-site contract tenders: The same process as an individual tender, with the added scale and leverage afforded by having a portfolio of related sites.
  • Group tenders: The same process as the multi-site tenders, however, the sites in the tender are generally under separate unrelated ownership. Our focus in these tenders is to deliver discounts on the variable cost component of client electricity invoices.
  • Blend & extend negotiation: We assist with improving energy contract terms when energy retailers are prepared to make an offer of this nature.
  • Energy contract novations: We assist with the negotiation and administration process involved in transfer an energy contract when a site changes ownership.
What clients can expect:
  • Market-leading energy rates
  • Improved risk management
  • Improved understanding of business energy contracts
  • Detailed quantified savings and offer comparison report
  • Best practice management; Offers presented on a like-for-like basis
  • Benefit from our established and long-standing retailer relationships
  • Benefit from our established tendering system
  • Contract execution with administration services included
  • Significant time-cost savings

    Energy Procurement services are but one of Leading Edge Energy’s offerings. We also offer assessments for making energy-efficient upgrades, group energy tendering, solar storage procurement, and more.

    If you want to learn more about what we do as an integrated energy management consultancy and brokerage in Australia, please visit our homepage.