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Editor: David Keighley
10th April 2014

Many UK small and medium-sized businesses could be playing a lottery with their energy purchasing - simply because of their reluctance to move from a fixed to a flexible contract. Mark Alston, director of energy broker ENER-G Procurement likens it to buying your car's fuel for the whole of next year at today's pump price and gambling that you've chosen the cheapest day.

"There's a misconception that you have to spend millions to access flexible purchasing," says Alston. However, ENER-G has introduced a range of MyFlex products which allow SMEs to buy smaller 'chunks' of energy throughout the length of the contract, with the aim of buying during price dips and avoiding the nasty spikes.

One option offers the opportunity to sell-back or re-purchase at opportune points in the market. Another 'collective' approach allows small users to combine their purchasing power.

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David Keighley

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