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.

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.

Next Course Details for 2019 TBC

Location:  TBC

Date:  TBC 

Trainer: Paul Chapman  (Energy Link Ltd)

Time: 9am – 5pm

If you have issues opening the Register here link please try using Google Chrome or email info@emanz.org.nz with your name, and contact details.

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. 

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   

Energy Procurement for Business Overview Flyer pdf

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