Retailer Consultancy and Outsourcing

Community makes available its know-how and analytical capability on a consultancy basis to other Market Participants and interested parties. Expanding our 'unbundling' theme into the sphere of the Retail Operating Costs, Community offers retailers themselves customised products designed to enable outsourcing of selected functions while preserving their flexibility and confidentiality ...... just populate the key spreadsheet cells with the relevant figures according to the manual.

Please contact us to discuss anything we can help with or let us know your requirements and we will be pleased to make a proposal.

Electricity Retail QA Systems and Analytical Models

Having developed our own Quality Systems and Procedures, Community offers a consultancy service to others, especially retailers, with similar requirements.

Customised Invoicing Function for Boutique Electricity Suppliers

This is a customised service for boutique electricity suppliers and other entities for which retail electricity supply is a non-core function.

Invoice Verification

This service is customised to the client's needs and includes aspects such as preparing a check-model for retailer invoices into which the client inserts the meter data and key pricing variables. (There is no need for Community to be notified of the pricing variables.)

Energy Price Forecast

This forecast is designed for companies requiring an independent view on the likely progression of energy prices in the Wholesale Electricity Market. This forecast is a key input into our cost of supply spreadsheet model. There are just two tragedies for an electricity retailer; the first is being short on energy when wholesale spot prices are high, and the second is being long when they are low.

Capacity Price Forecast

This forecast is designed for companies requiring an independent view on the likely progression of capacity prices in the Wholesale Electricity Market. It includes an explanation of the development of the market to date, it's likely future development, and the reasons underpinning the volatility in recent years.

Obtaining an Electricity Retail Licence

Having obtained its own electricity retail licence, Community offers a consultancy service to others wishing to obtain their own licence.

SWIS Market Competitive Retail Assessment

This is a customised report for companies considering entering the SWIS. It includes an assessment of the competitive strategies of the principal retail styles and the status of the principal retailers.

Wholesale Market Consultancy

This is a customised report for companies seeking special solutions to unique situations.

Prospective Generation Developments

This is a customised report for companies seeking to enter the SWIS market.