BidEnergy Insights

Collective Invoices - Solution or Problem?

Posted by Stuart Allinson on 21-Nov-2017 09:46:21

Let's not sugar coat it - energy is a complex area of spend.

The structure of the industry is confusing; the markets are a mix of politics and policy and the invoices are an overwhelming array of regulated and competitively priced charges.

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So, you want to be energy-agile? Talk to finance.

Posted by Stuart Allinson on 10-Oct-2017 13:05:57

Organisations are feeling the intense heat of digital disruption and are increasingly realising that, in the face of this, they cannot stagnate.

The need for agility is of growing importance; companies should be able to adapt rapidly to market and environmental changes. Yet, when it comes to energy, few organisations can execute on this objective - despite significant changes in their sector and a near tripling of wholesale energy prices.

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Using Automation to Deliver Energy Cost Savings for the Hospitality Industry

Posted by Louisa Hamlin on 15-Aug-2017 13:46:42

BidEnergy and KPMG provide cost saving solution for Global Family Restaurant Chain. 

BidEnergy is pleased to announce that it has signed a global family restaurant chain to its cloud-based subscription service.

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Join the BidEnergy Learning Community

Posted by Louisa Hamlin on 05-Jul-2017 12:21:45

Since 2015, BidEnergy have been hosting free Masterclasses. 

We are a team of passionate energy industry professionals with a commitment to sharing our knowledge with procurement and finance professionals to help them navigate the complexities of managing their energy portfolio.

Understanding the far-reaching challenges of energy category management in the world today, we have taken our Masterclasses to cities across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Facilitated by members of the BidEnergy leadership team, our learning events are led by Director Stuart Allinson, who has more than 30 years’ experience in engineering, business services, energy and utilities. Stuart is also a member of Australia’s Climate Change Authority.

Stuart Allinson, Melbourne Masterclass, 6 June, 2017.

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If the Pudding is Magic - grab it with both hands!

Posted by Stuart Allinson on 29-Jun-2017 11:29:59

When the Finkel review was tasked with examining energy security, price and our Paris commitments on emissions reductions, there was natural scepticisim about the ability to positively affect all three.

A so-called magic pudding.

Yet here we are in one of those rare moments when this is possible.

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What does best practice energy sourcing and category management look like?

Posted by Louisa Hamlin on 08-Jun-2017 14:27:55

Over the past three years, BidEnergy has teamed up with PASA to survey hundreds of electricity management professionals across Australia and New Zealand to gain an understanding of the challenges (and opportunities) the industry is facing.  

Following each survey, we shared our findings with the participants, providing them with some valuable insights into industry-specific trends as well as best practice benchmarks so they could gauge their performance against their peers.

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NGER: Now is a good time to gather your emissions data

Posted by Stuart Allinson on 25-May-2017 11:32:38

Get your data prepared ahead of the October 31st deadline.

NGER, National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting, is an Australian statutory annual reporting requirement. Heavy fines are handed down to companies who fail to lodge a report, or if underlying procedures fail an audit. That's the downside. On the upside, reporting creates a great discipline on any business seeking to track and reduce its energy use and emissions.

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Getting Paid for Energy Efficiency

Posted by Phil Adams on 08-Apr-2017 17:50:43
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RPA – regaining financial control of your energy spend

Posted by Stuart Allinson on 30-Mar-2017 10:00:43

Cloud based Procure to Pay systems are transforming BPO and Shared Service models, yet energy has defiantly resisted this global trend. This oversight becomes glaring when electricity markets are volatile and prices reach historic highs. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) delivers the dual benefit of financial control whilst freeing up procurement teams to source more effectively.  

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8 Tips: To achieve NGER compliance

Posted by Stuart Allinson on 21-Oct-2016 15:02:32

NGER, National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting, is an Australian statutory annual reporting requirement. Heavy fines are handed down to companies who fail to lodge a report, or if underlying procedures fail an audit. That's the downside. On the upside, reporting creates a great discipline on any business seeking to track and reduce its energy use and emissions.

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