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26 Oct

How to Save on Business Electricity?

by Simon Thompson
 
A great time to see if you can save on business electricity is if you are moving to new business premises – this can help prevent you from paying over the odds. What will happen if I don’t compare business energy prices? If you move to new business premises without taking the time to compare business energy per kWh prices, then you may end up paying the previous tenant’s business energy supplier at an ‘out of contract rate’ which tends to be very high. How can I get a better business energy deal? Make sure that you take the time to perform a business energy comparison before you move premises, and make the switch to a cheaper supplier as soon as possible. If you use both business electricity and business gas then make sure you get a quote for both. You are not tied into using the same supplier as the previous tenant, so make sure you get in touch with D-ENERGi and we can search the entire market for you to make sure you get the best deal. How do I set up a business energy contract? Checking prices for business energy contracts yourself can be very time consuming, which is why the team at D-ENERGI are here to take the hassle out of it for you. We search the entire market on your behalf, to find you the best deal which will save you the most money in the long run. You will also deal with a dedicated account manager who will always be on hand to deal with your enquiries. With over 18 years of experience, we know that the best business energy deal is not just about saving money – although saving money can help your businesses bottom line immensely. We want to know as much as we can about your business so that we can find a deal that is exactly tailored to your needs. This could be a green supplier as you are interested in sustainability, or you want a lower standing charge, or even that you want to have the same supplier for multiple premises. The D-ENERGi team can get you quotes for a variety of business options, and we will explain these options to you so that you can make a more informed decision. We will keep things simple as well so that you know exactly what is being offered. If you are moving to new premises and want to compare business electricity per kWh or business gas prices, then please call us today. You can reach a friendly and experienced team on 0800 781 7626.
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19 Oct

Half Hourly Electricity Explained

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are looking for a half hourly electricity quote, then then team at D-ENERGi can help. Half hourly electricity meters are used by business customers only, not domestic users. They measure electricity usage every half hour, and this reading is automatically sent to your electricity supplier. This means there is no need for you to send a manual reading, similar to a smart meter. The main benefit of half hour electricity meters is that help you managed your business electricity usage more closely, helping you bring the cost of your business electricity bills down. Which businesses use half hourly electricity? All business electricity companies in the UK who have a heavy usage of electricity are legally obligated to use a half hourly electricity meter with over 100kVA (kilo Volt Amperes). How can you tell whether you have a half hourly electricity meter or not? If the supplier number on your business electricity bill starts with a 00 then you already have a half hour electricity meter installed. Are half hourly electricity tariffs different than normal electricity tariffs? Half hourly electricity tariffs differ from normal electricity tariffs as they tend to be tailored to each business customer as per their individual requirements. This allows half hourly electricity customers to get lower prices as the supplier has access to accurate information about your electricity usage on a regular basis. What is the P272 regulation? The P272 regulation has been authorised by Ofgem and it allows energy suppliers to settle half hourly electricity meters on businesses under the profile 5-8. This means that after the 5th November 2015 all-new or renewal business electricity contracts will have had half hourly meters supplied. What is the half hourly settlement (HHS) and why is it important? Ofgem believes that the HHS is in the interest of the consumer, and will bring many benefits, such as: • Boosting innovation and healthy competition within the energy market. • Leading to a more efficient energy system due to creating the perfect environment for a demand-side response (DSR) allowing suppliers to help consumers to move the load to periods where electricity is cheapest. • Allows energy suppliers to forecast demand more accurately. • Making the settlement process more efficient and faster. To get your half hourly electricity quote, contact the team at D-ENERGi today at 0800 781 7626.
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12 Oct

Business Gas Prices Explained

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are looking for the cheapest business gas prices then having an understanding of business gas prices, plans and contracts is important, so that you know you are getting the best deal. At D-ENERGi we know that no two businesses are the same, we’ve been in the business for over 18 years after all. The size of your business is really important when you want to compare business gas prices, as it can be the difference between paying 4.3p a unit to 5p a unit, and 19p and 25p a day standing charges. Business Size Business gas rates are usually based on four sizes of business: • Micro – less than 10 employees and turnover less than £2 million • Small Business – Less than 50 employees and turnover less than £10 million • Medium Business – Less than 250 employees and turnover less than £36 • Large Business – 250 employees or more Different types of tariffs The gas market can be quite volatile, which means business gas prices can change quite a lot in a short space of time, and this can have an influence on the type of pricing plan or contract you opt for: • A fixed rate tariff means your price will be locked in place for three years – the benefit of which is that you won’t pay any more if the price of gas increases, however, you also won’t be able to pay less if the price of gas drops • If you used a lot of gas in your business you may want to think about a flexible tariff, as this lets you pay upfront. Again, you will lose out on this if the price of gas drops after you have paid, and price rises can mean it is hard to budget. • The other option is a pass-through contract, which is a mix of fixed-rate and flexible rate tariffs. You get a lower fixed rate unit price, but flexible standing charges which will fluctuate in line with government policy. • If you want to improve your business’s sustainability efforts then you should look at eco tariffs. Here at D-ENERGi we make it really easy for you to find the cheapest business gas prices, so, call our team at 0800 781 7626 and we can help you to reduce your business energy costs.
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