To achieve the best value in energy for my business, what factors must my company understand.

Start with the load profile: how your plants and buildings are using energy and when. Next, understand what the plan will do from your current supplier and what that could mean for your energy bill going forward. It is advisable that your energy manager understand the budget for the next 12 months with your current provider versus the new suppliers you should consider. This way you will be able to see the true value from each potential supplier.