The Details

Client: Parkside Solutions: Utility Procurement Date: 2017 Team: Energy Procurement Team

The Client

Parkside is an innovative speciality packaging manufacturer specialising in flexographic printing with lamination, laser and intelligent technologies. The company delivers advanced packaging expertise across a range of markets including food & beverage, pharmaceutical & medical, personal and household care, and tobacco packaging.

The Motivation

Parkside was looking into a number of energy saving measures to enhance its green credentials when Effective Utilities first approached the business. After reviewing the company’s objectives and needs, Effective Utilities conducted a site audit to assess the viability of several energy saving measures. This was completed by calculating the ROI across a number of solutions, including voltage optimisation, LED lighting upgrades, Solar PV and utility purchasing.

The Plan

Parkside chose to forward purchase their gas contracts, allowing them to buy and lock in rates between 10 and 24 months in advance of their contract end date. Parkside’s gas contracts were tendered out and an analysis was sent for review, enabling the manufacturer to select the suppliers best able to meet their environmental goals via a range of energy saving methods. Effective Utilities set up supply with Parkside’s chosen supplier and helped to manage ongoing invoices.

The Outcome

Parkside was able to make significant improvements to their energy efficiency and environmental credentials. Effective Utilities are still working closely with Parkside to procure the company’s power supply and help further advance its green practices.

“Effective Utilities provided an excellent level of service and went the extra mile offering impartial advice, sector knowledge and great support to resolve our supplier queries” – Vicki Rayment – Finance Director


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