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Centrica Business Solutions brings a different approach to energy – one that combines the expertise of our people with the power of distributed energy to ensure your organization's ambitions are met. We call this Our Approach and at the heart of it is your Energy Pathway, a tailored energy strategy and plan centered around your organization's goals.

Our unique combination of strategic guidance, industry expertise, innovative technology, flexible funding and full lifecycle support ensure you make the most of new opportunities, react quickly to market changes, and eliminate complexity and risk.

A changing world demands a new approach to energy

Learn more about Our Approach and your Energy Pathway

Watch our video to see how Centrica Business Solutions delivers this approach, helping organizations take advantage of new technologies, new ideas and new ways of thinking.

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How we work with you



Our experts begin by working to understand your organization's objectives, energy profile, and challenges. By completing an audit of your footprint and ambitions, we develop a roadmap to reduce, convert, and enhance your organization’s energy use. Our commercial experts can offer a range of capital purchase or flexible financing options, and work with you to ensure your organization minimizes risk and secures necessary funding.

Step 1: Reduce Energy

Step 1: Reduce Energy

Our energy strategy and solution development teams transform identified opportunities into options that meet your needs. Working with you, we prioritize them and define your unique Energy Pathway. The first step is to reduce current energy consumption through energy conservation measures, facility upgrades, operational improvements, and energy insights.

Step 2: Convert Energy

Step 2: Convert Energy

While implementing technologies together makes a more meaningful impact on energy cost and carbon emission reduction, the order of solution deployment matters. Our design team will work alongside you to assess the feasibility to install on-site renewable energy generators, such as solar PV, to meet baseline energy needs after energy conservation measures have been implemented. Other solutions, such as batteries, can help optimize energy management.

Step 3: Enhance Energy

Step 3: Enhance Energy

Our team will proactively investigate opportunities for improvement and optimization of your energy infrastructure and bring solutions to your attention at regular engagements. We can help your organization achieve net-zero emission targets through carbon offset programs and virtual power purchase agreements with offsite renewable generators. We can also facilitate demand response solutions to earn revenue from infrastructure or improve energy resiliency with a microgrid.

Your Energy Pathway

A tailored energy vision for your organization

Your Energy Pathway defines a clear and targeted approach to energy implementation – establishing your goals, identifying opportunities, installing solutions, and ensuring ongoing support and optimization over time.

  • Link your organization's objectives to a clear energy strategy
  • Capture relevant trends, regulation and challenges
  • Outline energy opportunities and commercial options
  • Provide input and support for your business case
  • Summarize development milestones and project roadmap
  • Highlight resource requirements and governance

Benefits to your organization

Our approach to energy transformation unites economic success with environmental responsibility. And while every energy pathway will be different, our experts can tailor a combination of technologies, solutions and services based on your individual needs.

Each step is underpinned by expert resources, proven processes and end-to-end accountability – ensuring that your organization is supported in delivering on your financial and environmental agenda.

  • Increased profits by reducing energy requirements and creating competitive advantage for your organization
  • Minimized risks by identifying energy-related business and environmental risks as early as possible
  • Reduced carbon footprint by deploying technologies and services that identify inefficiencies and reduce waste
  • Enhance your brand with results that boost your sustainable reputation with customers, employees and investors
  • Ensure compliance with regulation with expert guidance, regulatory knowledge and commercials that reduce risk
  • Overcome resource constraints with full lifecycle support that provides, delivers and manages new technologies
  • Reduced complexity with our delivery methodology, enabled by effective evaluation of your sustainability needs
  • Have a clear plan to success with ‘Your Energy Pathway’ and meet your sustainability objectives
Find out how our approach to energy can help your organization