General practitioner x specialist
When you want to discover the health problem that his affecting you, the logical procedure is consulting a general practitioner for a diagnosis. Next, you look for a specialist who will treat you.
It is a simple, robust and proven efficient path. Likewise in energy, this should be the “logical” path.
Initially, a generalist consultant will understand your needs, the conditions that must be met for your company or institution and then follow the path in search of contractable alternatives.
Subsequently, the alternatives will be consulted so that the market can present proposals and, finally, after being analysed, they are forwarded to a “well-informed” decision-making process.
This “ritual”, if followed, offers the advantage of making decisions very robust and defensible.