Energy procurement decisions can effect a business’ carbon footprint as well as their bottom line. But procurement decisions need to consider State regulations, the business’ peak demand and load requirements, managing current and future energy needs and trends in energy prices and products.
About the module
This module focuses on how to review energy tariffs, contracts and general procurement practices to reduce costs.
In this module business leaders will access tools and case examples to review current energy procurement practices and identify potential quick wins in areas such as peak demand, load management and tariff structures. In particular the team will be better equipped to:
- Present information on energy markets including energy prices and site energy baseline data to inform cost savings opportunities
- Identify, prioritise and align energy procurement cost saving opportunities with the current and future energy demands of the site
- Engage others from within teams and across the site to progress and monitor energy procurement cost savings
- Develop action plans to progress procurement cost savings
- Revisit action plans and monitor progress against targets.
Practice and implementation
- Module 3 practice guide
This practice guide covers six key skills for understanding and managing energy costs focusing on energy markets and procurement.
- Module 3 facilitator runsheet
How to run the planning session for the module – topics, questions and outcomes.
- Module 3 presentation: Energy procurement
This presentation is part of the planning session for Module 3. It can also be used as an information resource for topics such as energy market regulations and contestability, understanding energy bills and negotiating supply contracts.
- Energy baseline tool
In Module 3 use the energy baseline spreadsheet to enter half-hourly load profile data and see graphs to help analyse the data.
- Tariff and power factor analysis tool
This spreadsheet calculates power factor and compares tariff rates based on detailed billing and metering data.
- Action learning guide and action learning logs
This guide explains how to prepare for and facilitate the Embedding Energy Management modules with a skills development focus. It includes an action learning log for each module which is especially useful where a participant is responsible for an aspect of energy management and will be facilitating the planning processes (modules) in the future.
- Skills survey
The skills survey contains a set of criteria for each module for participants to identify their capability before and after the program. The results can be used to customise the delivery of the program learning activities and as a skills matrix for the business.
- Guideline competency mapping