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Energy Management 

Advanced Energy Resource Management

At ECBS, our energy consultants offer crucial insights and advice for informed decision-making, maximising savings. We negotiate with suppliers, monitor usage, and implement efficient solutions, saving you time and resources. Let us be your trusted energy partner. Manage your energy with ECBS today.

We provide you with the opportunity to outsource all aspects of the invoice management process. Since every organization is unique, we utilize a proactive methodology to identify the needs of a Bureau service. For some organizations, energy constitutes a significant portion of direct operating expenses; therefore, the precision of information is of utmost importance.

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Cost Assurance and Recovery

Ensuring Cost Accuracy

Our clients seek to pay the correct price for properly metered utilities while minimising the administrative burden and remaining focused on their organization's core objectives.

Research indicates that one in every five utility bills contains errors, and implementing a robust data assurance and invoice validation process can yield savings of up to 8% compared to the original invoiced amounts. The data assurance and invoice validation process can often divert in-house teams and increase expenses, impeding the delivery of critical strategic objectives.

Our data assurance team validates utility invoices received for electricity, gas, and water. The validation process ensures that any oversights made by suppliers are corrected, maintaining an accurate database of utility costs and assuring the correct cost.

ECBS team draws on over 50 years of institutional knowledge, as well as the expertise, scale, and systems to validate over one million invoices for our clients each year successfully.  

Cost Recovery

Maximising savings through retrospective audit and ongoing analysis

As utility bills become increasingly complex, it can be difficult for organizations to be certain that they are paying the correct non-commodity charges and taking advantage of opportunities to return cash to the organization. Utility bills now comprise a wide range of taxes and levies, which can make up more than 60% of the total bill. However, statutory provisions for a 6-year retrospective audit provide an opportunity to recover costs from previously paid invoices.

In addition to invoice validation for cost assurance, we conduct a retrospective audit to analyse all components of the utility invoice, identifying savings across the entire supply chain. Our team of data analysts can also mine historic data for anomalies, uncovering both historic cost recovery and proposing strategies for ongoing savings. With years of experience in the evolving landscape of taxes and levies that make up utility non-commodity charges, our teams provide insightful recommendations on strategies to mitigate future costs.

How do we do this?

Validation of Invoices

Our team verifies the accuracy of utility bills by checking all crucial elements that make up an energy bill.

Cost Assurance

We maintain a precise database of actual utility costs and identify and rectify errors with suppliers to guarantee cost assurance.

Retrospective Audit

We conduct a continual retrospective audit to recover costs from previous invoices for up to six years and provide insight and recommendations to mitigate future costs.

Reporting and Insight

We keep our clients informed of our discoveries and provide suggestions for ongoing savings opportunities.

Reporting & Insights

Meeting Unique Needs

To meet the unique needs of each organization, we employ a proactive methodology to identify the requirements for energy reporting. Accurate and comprehensive consumption, budget, and accruals reporting is critical for organizations in understanding long-term product profitability. Our reports are tailored to your specific needs, and based on AMR, HH, or billing data. We have experience working across various industry sectors, which allows us to understand your priorities and provide meaningful and actionable reports.

Regardless of the size of your organization or the number of sites you manage, we can deliver a reliable energy budget to help you effectively manage costs.

Data Processing & Analytics

ECBS's team of data processing and analytical experts offers consumption and financial reporting services to clients across all industry sectors in the UK. Our intuitive reports provide insight into consumption patterns and volumes, and our team produces budgets and accruals to help you benchmark your entire portfolio, identify energy savings, and ensure timely and reliable financial and consumption reporting.

Our reporting empowers you to make accurate energy usage and cost forecasts, avoid unexpected cost increases, and effectively plan for your business's future. Accurate budgeting and forecasting are critical for any organization that needs to manage costs and plan for the future.

How do we do this?

Requirement Analysis

Our team collaborates with you to identify your key priorities and develop a tailored strategy.

Data Collection

We assist you in gathering all the necessary data, including utility and operational information, to ensure accurate reporting.

Account Configuration

Using our proprietary system, we configure your account to enable regular reporting.

Ongoing Reporting

You receive regular reports at agreed-upon intervals, and our team of experts is available to provide additional insights and analysis to help you gain a deeper understanding of your data.

Ready to get started?

Reach out to one of our experienced team members today to kickstart your path towards optimized energy solutions. We're here and ready to assist you, providing guidance and expertise tailored to your unique needs and goals. Don't wait; let's begin the transformation together.

What information do we need to get started?

Your full site and meter site list

Your supply agreements and renewal dates

12 months of your Half Hourly data

12 months of your invoices per meter site (or 12 months of consumption data)

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