At the heart of our mission is to help you get your energy tasks done; simply and quickly but smartly and effectively. How? By helping you learn by doing in short, bite sized lessons and small actionable steps. That way you can make better informed decisions, and get on with all the other tasks on your To Do List.

Learn from our energy experts

Learn wherever
you go

Learn on the job

Task based (with real-world scenarios)

Available when you are 24/7/365

Access to a wide range of multimedia learning content

Bite-sized, easily digestible, quick-to-action lessons

Downloadable cheat sheets and tools

Wondering how difficult the lessons are?

In each lesson, we've given every section a competency level, so you can see how in-depth the information is and how much you might need to concentrate. 

Your TalkPower Energy Academy modules

Module 1: Plan

Start at the beginning: planning. In this module, you'll get to know the ins and outs of the energy market, bust the jargon and debunk the policy and regulatory frameworks to make energy simple and keep up with the changes.

 

Top questions answered

  • What factors influence the wholesale energy market?

  • What are energy vs non-energy costs?

  • How do you arrange for a new electricity supply?

Key learning points

  • You'll be able to make informed decisions when buying energy for your business or your customer’s business.
  • You'll be able to negotiate the best value contract for your business or your customer’s business.
  • You will be able to prove your energy purchasing strategy to colleagues and customers, giving a sound business case for your choices.

Module 2: Buy

Maybe the most business-critical point in your energy journey: buying better. In this module you’ll learn about the contracts, and all the various costs associated with buying energy. So, you’ll be able to get the best energy deal, or help your customers’ get one, with confidence.

Top questions answered

  • What info do you need for a quote?
  • How do credit scores affect your prices and terms?
  • Should you go for fixed or flexed prices?
  • How can you get the best low-carbon energy mix?
  • How do you set a realistic energy budget (and track it)?

Key learning points

  • You'll be able to make informed decisions when buying energy for your business or your customer’s business.
  • You'll be able to negotiate the best value contract for your business or your customer’s business.
  • You will be able to prove your energy purchasing strategy to colleagues and customers, giving a sound business case for your choices.

Looking for a specific topic?

If you're short on time and there's something in particular you want to learn about, use our TalkPower Energy Academy glossary to understand the technical jargon and head straight to the lessons that delve deeper into these topics.

Coming soon...

Pay

Get quick and easy tips on how to manage your energy invoices and payments in the most time-efficient way and use the data to manage your energy budget.

Save

Get insider advice and smart strategies on how to control and reduce energy. From reducing the amount of energy the business uses to changing the way it uses it, or even taking advantage of schemes like DSR, which rewards businesses for using less energy.

Make

Get the latest on how to turn your business, or your customers’, into a mini power plant with this quick dive into innovative ways of generating your own energy. All the options and the pros and cons of each.

Sell

Get tips on how to sell the excess energy you generate from the experts in selling energy, and find out how you, and your customers, can profit by helping other businesses and the planet too.

Meet the experts

Binoy Dharsi

Market Rules Advisor

Binoy is your regulatory expert, helping to simplify complex industry rules, especially around network charging. He can help you understand how changes in energy usage and generation is requiring a big shake up in how non-energy costs are recovered, to make it fair for all users. To give businesses more control and foresight over the costs they will pay now and in the future, Binoy will give you a clear understanding of regulation and show you how you can have your say.

Fiona Cormack

Senior Sales Enablement

Fiona will train you like she trains our own energy consultants on a day-to-day basis. She has a knack of explaining just what you need to know to get the best energy deal, making energy and non-energy costs simple and helping you negotiate with confidence.

Andy Peyman

Low Carbon Origination Manager

Andy is your advisor on the best way to profit from generating and selling your own energy. Instrumental in helping to build EDF’s Corporate Power Purchase Agreements capability, he can explain why different options work for different businesses, making the pros and cons simple and helping you take the right next steps for your business, or your customers'.

Got a question?

If you have a question about one of the topics in our TalkPower Energy Academy, or anything realted to the energy industry, ask our team of experts. 

TalkPower Energy Academy Certificates

What is it about?

Of course, you don’t need a certificate to do your job well…but you know that feeling of satisfaction you get when you learn something that you can put into practical use? Our certificates serve as a memento of your new-found skills, learned from the experts, to reassure you and inspire confidence every day.

 

How can I get one?

At the end of each module, you will earn a certificate acknowledging your skills in each specialist area. And at the end of the full course, you’ll earn the coveted EDF TalkPower Energy Academy Certificate accrediting your expertise in energy!

All the latest news and updates

5 OCTOBER 2020

Launch of our first TalkPower
Energy Academy modules

We've launched two modules of our new TalkPower Energy Academy. Helping you better understand the energy indusrty so you can plan and buy energy with confidence.

TalkPower blog

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Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve our TalkPower Energy Academy? Or want to tell us what you love about it? Is there a topic you'd like us to tell you about? We'd love to hear from you!

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