When you buy on a fixed-price, the supplier looks at each month covered by the contract and you pay a weighted average across the whole period.
Historically, prices have fallen as the contract gets nearer to the actual month of delivery. To give an example for the electricity market, of the 18 months between October 2011 and March 2013, 17 months ended lower than when they started trading a year earlier – by an average of 12%.
By moving to a flexible product you spread your buying decisions over the whole contract period. We set individual targets for each month and help you decide the best time to fix your prices.
But nothing is left to chance; we have robust risk management tools in place to defend your budgets.