Buying energy – being savvy in the utilities market
A recently-formed trade association, the Utilities Intermediaries Association (UIA) says it is committed to helping �clean-up� the energy broker/consultant market-place and offers advice on how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls when buying energy.
Increasingly, care home operators are being approached by ‘energy brokers’ who promise to reduce gas and electricity bills. Some of these ‘Third party intermediaries” (Tpis) have well-established reputations for business probity – other have yet to do so. Even dealing directly with energy suppliers has its pitfalls. UIA communications and marketing director Gill Walton recently contacted Caring Times, saying care providers should be very circumspect about entering into energy contracts. She offers the following information and advice: