About us

We’re an industrial & commercial energy consultancy specialising in risk-managed procurement solutions for high consuming businesses across the UK.

Energy Bias

Market Timing

Energy buyers these days must contend with an ever-expanding remit. Whereas historically procurement at the best rates was the primary focus, now mandatory compliance obligations and carbon-offsetting must also be given careful consideration. The UK is increasingly reliant on imports to generate sufficient electricity to meet demand. Now more than ever, market timing can make all the difference to bottom-lines.

Limited Time

Is there a way to avoid this risk?

Faced with myriad challenges and limited time, buyers often resort to comparing traditional fully fixed deals across varying timescales. Choosing one day out of 365 to fix your prices for years to come can turn out to be a mistake – if markets fall, your competitors may pick up prices at lower levels and secure a competitive advantage. Of course the opposite can be true, markets may rise after you fix prices.  Is there a way to avoid this risk?


Flexible frameworks

Through our flexible frameworks, ICD make it possible for mid-market customers to enjoy the sorts of prices being accessed by energy intensive users. Prices can be hedged, season by season, down the curve – optimising commodity rates and avoiding the pitfalls of taking pot-luck on a fixed price but then missing the cost-mitigation opportunities inherent in risk-managed contracts.

ICD analyse your specific consumption shapes before submitting comprehensive cost-analysis and risk-profiling.

When markets are comparatively high, opting for fixed over a conservatively-managed flex can be the riskier option. Energy markets are cyclical and opting for fixed at the top of the market can be difficult to justify should the market fall significantly thereafter.

Remember, with the advent of more dynamic financial markets and smaller clip sizes, flex is now available to customers using more than 1 gigawatt hour.

We’ve repeatedly saved mid-market buyers six figure sums, season after season, by implementing a capped flexible strategy versus a “flat-line” fixed price.

How can we help?

How can we help?