This Energy Procurement for Business course will:

  • Give you an overview of how the electricity market works, and who the key players are
  • Give you an understanding of local retailer and network (transmission and distribution) charging structures
  • Outline the key commercial risks and opportunities for businesses to consider when procuring electricity and gas.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Gather and interpret consumption, capacity and power factor information
  • Understand the best ways to package supply requirements for the market
  • Know how to choose between differently structured retailer offers
  • Understand common pitfalls in contracts with supply contracts
  • Ensure switching takes place as expected.

Energy Procurement for Business Overview Flyer pdf

Course Details & Registration Link

Location:  Auckland (Venue Jet Park Airport Hotel http://www.jetpark.co.nz/)

Date:  26 September 2018 (Wed)

Trainer: Paul Chapman  (Energy Link Ltd)

Time: 9am – 5pm

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Who's the course for?

This one-day Energy Procurement for Business is for business professionals responsible for purchasing energy (eg. gas or electricity) worth more than $100,000 a year.

Course Feedback

"I was very satisfied with the course. All content was covered, and the presenter was extremely experienced and knowledgeable." Gareth Houghting, Electrix Limited

“The breadth of information was very good - it provided a very good overview of the industry and market through to the actual procurement process and success factors / requirements. I would recommend this course to others, particularly those responsible for energy purchasing in business.” Jo McKirdy, Electra Limited

Course Content


  • General market trends
  • Purchasing options

The Electricity Market Place

  • Wholesale market operation (once over lightly)
  • Retailers (role and drivers)
  • Networks (role and drivers)
  • Metering
  • Tariffs and price plans (transmission, distribution, energy, other)
  • Costs of supply not subject to competitive pricing

Approaching the Market

  • Role of consultants
  • Preparation + prerequisites
  • Hedge vs fixed price variable volume
  • Purchasing groups
  • Export and demand response
  • RFP (structure, priorities and realistic conditions)

Evaluating Options

  • General advice
  • Offer costing vs budget forecasting
  • NHH
  • Export
  • Risk elements (spot exposure for import and export, thresholds, carbon pricing etc)


  • Issues to check for
  • Conditions to push for

Switching and Ongoing Contract Management

  • Switching arrangements
  • Post switch audit
  • Ongoing management

Investment (excludes GST)

Energy Procurement for Business – 1 day
EMANZ Member
$855 pp
Non Member
$950 pp
Please note:
  • An additional 5% discount applies for multiple bookings for the same course
  • A surcharge will apply if payment is made by credit card.
  • Cancellations must be received in writing by EMANZ by 5pm, more than 6 working days prior to the training. A refund less a $50 admin fee will be returned.
  • Cancellations within 6 working days will incur a 50% course attendance fee.
  • Non-attendance without prior notification will incur a 100% course attendance fee.

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