Seminar List for Utilities & Procurement

13:50 - 14:20

Water Market Deregulation – the questions an energy manager should be asking


When the water market opens in April next year, there will be a few companies trying to offer their services. What questions should you ask?


11:10 - 11:40

Practical Procurement Solutions to Drive Down Costs


The session will cover procurement and billing, centred around cost saving measures that influence the tariff and drive savings in the energy bill, but specifically focusing on low hanging fruit that does not require investment.

The focus will be given to key areas:

  • impact of procurement timing and choice of different types of energy contracts that influence cost
  • influence charges such as duos and tuos, capacity and supplier costs and margins
  • benefits of bill validation


12:30 - 13:00

Successful Water Procurement in a Changing Market

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With deregulation imminent and the ability to negotiate water supply contracts on the horizon, developing a procurement strategy to maximise this opportunity is essential to ensure the best deal is secured. With 1.2 million customers and a total market value of £2.4 billion, England will be the largest retail water market in the World, and very different to the market now.


13:10 - 13:40

How do Third Party Charges Affect your Energy Bill

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Third-party charges are also known as non-energy or pass-through charges. They include the charges levied by network companies on energy suppliers for their customers’ use of the transmission and distribution networks. They also include the costs levied on suppliers by the Government as a means of funding its renewables, capacity, and energy efficiency policies.

Cornwall Energy’s Robert Buckley with guests will explain what makes up business energy bills, how the component parts of the bills are changing and what businesses can do to mitigate increases.


14:30 - 15:00

Adapting to the UK Energy Market as a Responsible & Reliable Large Electricity User


The UK energy landscape is rapidly changing and this change poses treats & opportunities for large multi-site electricity users, like Welsh Water. The session outlines what a not-for-profit water company is doing to ensure that its customers aren’t impacted by this changing landscape.


  • Ben Burggraaf Energy Operations Manager - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
15:10 - 15:40

Energy 10 years ago, now and 10 years in the future


Energy is often businesses’ second biggest spend after staff yet many aren’t aware of the technology available to help them maximise their energy efficiency and meet environmental goals. Understand from one of the UK’s leading gas and electricity suppliers how energy supply technology has changed over the years, what is available now, and what is coming in the future.