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21 Sep

How to Find the Cheapest Business Electricity Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
It is a fairly obvious fact that businesses will tend to use more electricity than households, and energy is also much more important to them as well. If you are a business who has suffered from a power cut, then you will know that it cannot only impact your credibility but your bottom line as well. This is why when it comes to comparing energy suppliers, it shouldn’t just be about the cheapest business electricity prices, but amazing customer service as well. You need to know that they have your back, and will get any issues resolved in record time. When you use D-ENERGi to help you to compare business energy suppliers, therefore, we won’t just look at who the cheapest business electricity supplier is, but also who is offering the right level of customer service for your business – saving you not only money but potential headaches as well. When it comes to comparing suppliers, it is hard to give you an exact amount on how much you could potentially save because your quote will be based on individual items such as your business size, how many staff you have, and how your business is run. We have been doing this for over 19 years though, so we know our stuff, and will work really hard to get you the most competitive quote out there. Switching energy suppliers when you are a business customer isn’t as simple as if you have switched your home energy supplier. Yes, your electricity and gas will still come through the same pipes (as they do at home) but as a business, you can’t change supplier willy nilly, you have to wait until you have entered your contracts “switching window” which is usually somewhere around one to six months before the end of your contract. Once you have entered the “switching window” you should definitely do a business energy price comparison so that you have your new tariff and contract lined up and ready to go when your existing contract ends. If you want to find the cheapest business electricity rates UK you just need to get in touch with the D-ENERGi team. Just fill in the quick form on our website and we will call you straight back with the best quotes on the market – whether you are looking for business electricity, business gas, or both.
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14 Sep

How to Compare Business Electricity Prices Per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
There is no easy way to compare business electricity prices per kWh as there is no standard price for it at the moment, so it can be difficult for businesses to know how much they should be paying. Having said that, there are some figures available out there that try and show what the average number of kWh business may use on average on annually, by business size, which is a good place to start: A Micro Business (employs less than ten people) will probably use around 8000 kWh a year A Small Business (employs between ten and fifty people) will probably be around 20,000 kWh per year A Medium Business (employs between fifty and two hundred and fifty people) will probably use around 40,000 kWh per year A Large Business (employs over two hundred and fifty people) will probably use around 60,000 kWh per year   Research has shown that Small and Medium businesses tend to pay between 2.9p and 3.4p per kWh but have a higher standing charge of approximately 70p a day. Lower prices for kWh tend to be reserved for those companies that are using 100,000 kWh or more. As you can imagine, the business electricity prices per kWh can vary dramatically depending on which energy company your contract is with, as well as how many kWh you are using. This is why it is best to compare your annual bill when looking at switching suppliers, rather than just focusing on the absolute rates. Make sure you have your past years’ consumption data to hand when you are comparing prices so that you get a truer picture of what the overall price might be. It is important to keep in mind as well, that the price per kWh is not the only cost you will see on your bill, you will also see a standing charge – which is paid at a daily rate regardless of how much energy you actually use. You will also see taxation charges as well, such as VAT and CCL (Climate Change Levy). Keep in mind as well that business gas prices per kWh tend to be lower than business electricity prices as well. If you are thinking of switching business electricity or gas supplier, then contact the team at D-ENERGi as we can help make the process much simpler.
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24 Aug

How to Compare Business Energy Prices Per kWh?

by Simon Thompson
 
When you are looking at your business energy bills it is important to remember that although there are a wide variety of costs that go into making them up, the two critical ones are: Standing charge. The fixed amount you are charged on a daily basis, regardless of how much energy you actually use Unit rate. The price you pay per unit of energy used, usually shown as kWh – these are the costs that will vary each month But what do you need to know when you are looking at business energy prices per kwh? What does kWh mean? kWh is the abbreviation of kilowatt-hour – a measure of energy that is equal to 1000 watts being used for an hour. Every appliance that is used in a business has its performance measured in watts, and you should be able to find the wattage of an item on its packaging or label. What is the average cost of electricity per kWh? When we are looking at business electricity rates per kWh the rates paid tend to vary by region, but the average cost within the UK is around 14.40p per kWh. This compares to around 20.58p per day on average for the standing charge within the UK – although again there are differences in regions. How do energy providers use kWh information? When your chosen energy supplier is calculating your energy bill, they will look at how many kWh of electricity and gas you used over a set period of time and then multiply this by the price per unit set in your agreed tariff. They will also multiply the number of days covered by the billing period by the daily standing charge and then add this cost to your kWh cost to come up with the total amount owed. What other costs are included in your business energy bill? On top of the costs of the standing charge and kWh price, you will probably also pay taxation costs such as VAT (at a rate of 20%) and the Climate Change Levy (CCL) as well. This is why when you are comparing business energy suppliers it is best to compare the cost of your annual bill rather than just the rates. You may find a supplier with a cheaper kWh price, for example, but they may then have a higher standing charge which you have to pay. If you use your consumption data for the past year as a guide, you will have a much better idea of overall costs. If you are looking to compare energy prices then the best way to do it is to contact the D-ENERGi team. You don’t need to waste any time going from supplier to supplier to find the best quote, we will take care of all of that for you.
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17 Aug

Why is Now a Good Time to do a Business Energy Comparison?

by Simon Thompson
 
Research has shown that more and more businesses are choosing to switch energy suppliers than ever before, so why is now a good time to do a business energy comparison? #1 Reap the benefits of new technology It should go without saying that the best way for businesses to reduce their energy bill is by reducing their energy consumption. This has never been easier than it is now, with the development of new technology such as specialised software and hardware, and smart meters. For example, new energy monitoring software can help you to stay better informed about how your business is managing its energy consumption and help you to identify problem areas that you may want to avoid in the future. #2 Get better customer service Completing a business electricity comparison and switching supplier shouldn’t be all about unit rates, you should take customer service into account as well. If you have been suffering from issues such as incorrect billing, inaccurate direct debits, and poor service in general, then you may want to switch suppliers even if it means paying a higher unit rate. Make sure you take customer satisfaction scores and reviews into account when you are switching suppliers. #3 Sustainability and being green If you want to do your bit for the environment and improve your sustainability score then you can opt for a green electricity and gas business contract. You can dramatically reduce your business’s carbon footprint, improve your public image, and do your bit for the environment by switching suppliers to a green energy supplier. Green energy deals tend to be more expensive than traditional energy contracts but this can be balanced out by the tax relief you may qualify for by the reduction in your carbon footprint. #4 A reduction in spending Obviously, the main reason why most businesses look at doing an energy cost comparison is that they want to reduce their energy costs. Comparing the wide variety of quotes available on the market means that you could save hundreds of pounds on your business energy bill. Even if you would prefer to stay with your current supplier you may be able to re-negotiate your contract to take advantage of their latest offers – although the savings may be smaller than switching suppliers altogether. If you are thinking of doing a business electricity or business gas comparison then please contact the D-ENERGi team today – we have been providing our services to commercial enterprises for over 19 years.
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