Sustainable energy procurement and the “micro-utility”

In this podcast, James Goldsmith from our Irish office talks with James Brabben about sustainable energy procurement. They specifically discuss how businesses can procure their energy in both GB and Ireland and the rise of the “micro-utility”.

During the podcast, they visit the landscape for procurement and how it is changing as well as the imperatives for businesses to better manage their consumption through efficiency or behind the meter generation. James and James also discuss the increasing popularity of direct procurement through Corporate PPAs.

Numbers of businesses are starting to implement their net zero strategies. As they do so, many are realising that a more comprehensive strategy is needed to reduce emissions across their operations. To conclude, they discuss how procurement of electricity, heat and transport energy sources can be aligned to meet these needs and how new models for “micro-utility” operational strategies for businesses are emerging.

Below is a 90-second extract from our full podcast on sustainable energy procurement

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Cornwall Insight’s Third-party charges report provides a five-year forecast of non-commodity charges.

The report provides an in-depth look at all charges that make up an energy bill and the underpinning regimes. It collates the charges to offer third-party cost profiles for three user types; domestic, small non-domestic and large non-domestic.

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