The procurement solution for professionals


With Energy Balance Gas you have the option of implementing your procurement strategy over several years with an open supply share of any size. Procure standard products on the wholesale market (THE, TTF, etc.) or profiles in accordance with your procurement strategy from BKW or third parties. The difference between your forward market position and the actual energy procurement is settled transparently at spot prices. BKW reserves the required marginal capacity and transparently passes on the associated costs to the customer.


  • Individual

    Realise your individual procurement strategy


  • Flexible

    Choose yourself how much you procure on the forward or spot market


  • Compatible

    Benefit from a multi-supplier strategy and procure forward market products from third-party suppliers / via tender


Converting together

Gas is seen as an important intermediate step on the path to a sustainable energy supply. At the same time, BKW supports the opening of the market for gas and the freedom of choice and price transparency this creates for end customers. Procurement close to the market enables customers to optimise the price of energy according to their willingness to take risks. BKW offers easy-to-understand procurement models and advice to give customers uncomplicated access to wholesale prices on the gas market. Our technical specialists are on hand to help you find the optimal solution for your gas consumption and support you in switching suppliers.


Energy Balance Gas

Choose Energy Balance Gas when ...

... you have a consumption of 30 000 to 1 000 000 MWh or are an energy supply company,

... you would like to freely combine forward market and open supply share in your procurement strategy,

... you would like to benefit from a multi-supplier strategy or are affected by public procurement law.


  • Combination of long-term hedging on the futures market with BKW or third parties with an open supply share of any size
  • Uncomplicated access to wholesale prices
  • Multi-vendor capability

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The most frequently asked questions about Energy Balance Gas

The procurement date is central to the energy price of standard products on the derivatives market. The energy price is subject to strong fluctuations on the market depending on various factors such as supply and demand, weather conditions, geopolitical events and other influencing factors. By cleverly choosing the time of procurement, potential price advantages can be exploited. With the Energy Balance procurement solution, you can optimise your energy price even further through a multi-supplier strategy.


The spot market is the day-ahead market where electricity is traded for the next day. This is where supply and demand meet to set the current spot price. The spot price is created by a combination of electricity supply and demand forecasts, weather forecasts, etc.


Balancing energy arises when there is a difference between the forecast and the actual gas supply. If there is a difference, balancing energy is used to maintain the balance in the gas grid. In Switzerland, the balancing energy tariffs are set by the regional network operators.


Several steps are required to develop an effective procurement strategy for your gas purchases.

  • Analyse your gas consumption and demand to better estimate your future needs over the next few years. 
  • Decide on the type of forward market products that are eligible for your procurement strategy and whether you want to plan for an open supply share. 
  • Spread price risks by making partial procurements over a period of several years. 
  • Monitor market movements regularly and adjust your procurement strategy/tactics as needed.

If you wish, BKW can support you in drawing up a procurement strategy and advise you on tactical decisions. Contact your customer advisor for more information on this topic. 

For customers with net purchases of less than 2 GWh, BKW assumes the risks for any quantity deviations in the supply. However, the customer is subject to a reporting obligation for foreseeable changes in the supply (e.g. addition of PV systems, etc.). For customers above 2 GWh, the costs/revenues incurred for deviations outside the contractually agreed tolerance limits are passed on to the customer.


With the Energy Balance Gas procurement solution, you have the option of making forward market procurements from third parties or via tender.


With the Energy Balance Gas procurement solution, you have the option of making a public tender for every forward market procurement. This process is digitally supported by our customer portal and our business partner Enmacc. If you have any questions about your specific situation, you can always contact your customer advisor.


With the Energy Balance Gas product, the difference between your forward market position and your effective procurement is settled transparently at spot prices.


Yes. With the Energy Balance Gas procurement solution, you are free to choose your mix of forward market hedging and open supply share (spot).


Yes. BKW also offers these services. Contact your customer advisor to find out more.


With the Energy Balance Gas product, forward market, spot and balancing energy are billed transparently every month. It is possible that these invoices will be delivered on a deferred basis. Forward market procurements that you have carried out with third parties (cf. multi-supplier strategy) are invoiced to you directly by these service providers.


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