Advanced Procurement

The electricity industry continues to evolve rapidly and is undergoing unprecedented change as the high cost of energy and its impact on the climate have created their own climate in which technology is driving change down to the lowest levels, your home.

The transition to 100% renewables is underway, with unprecedented challenges for the electricity sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are leading the change - no other island nation is planning to be at 100% earlier than we are.

These challenges provide opportunities, but also create uncertainty and volatility that electricity consumers will have to navigate over the next decade, and perhaps longer. Energy Link’s Advanced Procurement Service (APS) provides larger energy consumers with information, insights, expert advice, and assistance, which will make navigating the transition easier and more successful.

With a correctly employed APS you will:

  • Be up to date with market conditions and contract status as they evolve.
  • Minimise administrative overheads associated with bill checking, issue resolution, budget development and progress tracking.
  • Enhance procurement processes and supplier engagement.
  • Minimise the longer-term cost of electricity.
  • Respond more rapidly to changes in market.


There are only two ways to reduce energy costs: reduce the prices you pay for your energy or reduce the energy you consume. 

The key to reducing the prices you pay for energy is having a procurement plan. This can be a complex and daunting process but keep in mind that despite rising energy costs, there is still increasing competition from providers to supply you with energy. This means that the more informed you are, the more you can minimise your energy prices. 

With over 20 years of experience, we've developed and refined our tactics to get the best possible deals. Procure Electricity Like an Expert and discover the five essentials for getting the best power deal for your business. You will discover the tactics that we employ on behalf of our clients to get the best possible deals.

Utility Management & Information System - Ellserve

Careful contract management is the insurance you need to ensure that you minimise energy and utility costs. Good information is the foundation upon which an Energy and Utility Management program is built.

Ellserve is Energy Link’s utility management and information system, which offers a combination of online software, along with service provided by our dedicated, expert team. You need to know that you are paying only for what you need to use, at the correct contracted rates. Ellserve ensures this happens.

Aside from peace of mind, this element of Ellserve will save you, over time, several percent relative to what you expected. Little issues crop up regularly, big issues less often, but when they do, they can have a big impact if not detected.

How Ellserve helps you keep the lid on energy &utility costs and discover how to maximise the value of your energy and utility supply contracts.

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