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17 Aug

Smart Meters For Businesses – The Benefits

by D-ENERGi
 
With a government goal to have all energy suppliers install a smart meter into the properties of both domestic and business energy customers by 2025, smart meters aren’t just a benefit but will soon be a necessity. Smart meters are a great piece of tech that allows you to monitor and track your energy usage. This can be incredibly useful in helping keep your energy prices low. As energy costs in the UK are soaring and more and more businesses are seeking ways to keep their energy bills low, a smart meter for your business could be the ideal solution. Receive more accurate business energy bills As a smart meter reads your meter in real-time, it can provide the most accurate readings ensuring your bills are as accurate as can be. This means your energy bills will not be estimated or a figure is assumed based on last month/year’s usage. Instead, you can be sure you are not being overcharged. See your energy usage in real-time With a handy digital display, you can use this to view your usage, your daily spending, and more. Allowing you to easily access all the data you would need to review your business’s energy usage. With a smart meter display, you will no longer have to log on to your online customer account or contact your energy supplier directly for data information. Move towards a smart future Opting for a smart meter for your business energy will also allow you to modernise your business operations, taking you towards a smart future. With this, you can also access a greater range of tariffs that will often be much cheaper too! Automatic meter readings With the smart meter doing all the work for you, you will also no longer have to think about submitting your meter readings. Saving you some valuable time. Smart meters for business energy from D-ENERGi If you are an incredibly energy-conscious business, or you’re simply looking for ways to save your company money, the benefits of an energy meter are undeniable. Helping so many of our business energy customers save on their energy bills already, why not make the switch today? At D-ENERGi we supply two different types of energy smart meters to our business energy customers. These are the latest generation of both SMETS2 and AMR meters. The type your company will require will depend on the size of your business. Both types offer automatic meter reading, accurate billing, and consumption data, and all at no additional cost to you to install. Simply get in touch with our team to discuss your switch to a smart meter and to arrange a time that suits you for installation.
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10 Aug

What is Maximum Import Capacity?

by D-ENERGi
 
In business, maximum import capacity refers to the highest level of energy that a business can bring in from an outside source. This information can be used by businesses to manage their energy prices and understand how much they need to bring in to cover their needs. By understanding their maximum import capacity, businesses can avoid overspending on energy.  Managing your business energy  Managing business energy can be a challenge, but understanding maximum import capacity can help. business owners and operators need to make sure they are not spending too much on energy, and that they are only bringing in enough to cover their needs. This can be a difficult balancing act, but by understanding maximum import capacity it can be easier to find the right balance. What is Maximum Import Capacity (MIC)? MIC is simply the maximum amount on the total electrical demand you can place on the network system. This should therefore be high enough to meet your demands. If it is not high enough you may be paying additional charges on your energy bill to cover the excess demand.  MIC is most often shown in kilo-volt amps. You can find out what your MIC is by contacting your energy supplier. You are also able to adjust this amount, which is particularly useful if you are exceeding your capacity.  Why is Maximum Import Capacity important? When you apply for your electricity connection, this is most important for new business premises, it is important to choose the correct capacity for your premises for a number of reasons.  The capacity you choose is the capacity of which the energy network will commit to delivering to your premises. This will then place an upper limit on the total electric load you can use as a company.  If your MIC is too high or too low for your needs it will cost you money. You may notice on your energy bill the incurrence of an ‘Excess Capacity charge if your MIC is too low, whereas for those whose MIC is too high you may be paying for more than your company requires.  Business owners and operators should keep in mind that maximum import capacity may change over time. As business needs change, so too will the maximum import capacity. It is important to stay up-to-date on this information to ensure that your business is not overspending on energy or putting itself at risk of not being able to meet its needs.  
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4 Aug

Tips to Improve your Business Energy Deal

by D-ENERGi
 
Getting the right business gas price is important for saving your business money. In today’s energy market, you may be thinking it is completely impossible to find a good deal, and you wouldn’t be criticised for thinking in such a way. Some good news is however, there are several small ways you can work to improve your business gas deal. Here we have offered some of our best tips for helping your business improve your current business gas price by making simple considerations.  Fixed Business Gas Prices  For most businesses in the UK a fixed business gas price is the best and most effective option. Providing some budget security, as a business you can then plan your spending around your fixed price, knowing exactly how much you will be paying for the year ahead. By also opting for long term fixed rate you can protect your business from fluctuations in energy prices, securing a price you can plan into your budget.  At D-ENERGi, we offer fixed business gas prices per kwh. You will know exactly how much you will pay on your bill per month, without any hidden surprises.  Understanding your Maximum Import Capacity (MIC)  A word you may be unfamiliar with, but is useful for understanding how to keep your gas prices down. MIC is the agreed maximum amount of power you can use from the distribution system to your site. Going over your MIC, much like going into your overdraft with the bank, will result in higher charges on your bill. It is worth knowing what your MIC is, you can find out by speaking to your energy supplier and discussing how to keep your usage low.  Take control of your business energy with a smart meter  Smart meters aren’t just for domestic energy customers. Business energy meters are now available for businesses across the country to take full control of their business energy. Helping to manage usage and lower prices. Not only will you be able to track your usage, but the data a smart meter for businesses provides will be automatically sent to your energy supplier, so you can be sure your bills are as accurate as can be.  Be informed about the energy market Arming yourself with the information is an important tool you need to make good decisions about your energy deals. Having acces to energy market insights, whether these are provided by your energy supplier or not, will help you in understanding price fluctuations and make plans for the future. Being aware of what is going on in the energy market, means you can be prepared and factor in price changes to your annual utilities budget.  Start saving on business Energy with D-ENERGi  At D-ENERGi we work hard to provide all our business customers with the best business energy prices. Alongside our stellar customer service, consider contacting our team of experts today who can help you in obtaining a free business energy quote.
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27 Jul

How do half-hourly electricity meters work for businesses?

by D-ENERGi
 
Half-hourly electricity meters are most often used by larger businesses and corporations, particularly by those who use a large amount of energy.  They are designed to provide more accurate bills helping to reduce the risk of businesses spending too much on energy without realising.  What is a half-hourly electricity meter  Using automatic meter reading technology a half-hourly electricity meter will provide automatic readings every half hour. As this is done automatically and is reported to your electricity supplier using a mobile signal or phone line, your bills no longer need to be estimated. Meaning, that as a business you will not have to take your own meter readings, nor will you experience over-estimated bills that require overspending on your electricity.  In fact, not only are half-hourly meters preferred by UK businesses, they are typically installed as a mandatory requirement for UK businesses with peak loads of more than 100,000 kWh of electricity per year.  The advantages of a half-hourly electricity meter  As mentioned above, there are plenty of benefits that come with opting for half-hourly electricity meters. For businesses looking to save on their energy bills, this is the preferred option.  Not only do these meters ensure you do not overspend and you avoid estimated energy bills, but they also help you to better understand your energy consumption. Allowing you to review your company’s energy usage and reduce this where possible. For larger companies looking to improve their carbon footprint, half-hourly meter readings will allow you to take the first steps in reducing your carbon emissions. Setting goals and seeing a visible reduction in the amount of energy you use will be easy with the data provided by a half-hourly meter.  Other advantages of using a half-hourly meter for your business energy include, being able to predict your usage and experiencing more tailored tariffs from your energy supplier.  Half-hour electricity from D-ENERGi  At D-ENERGi we offer half-hourly meters to businesses across the UK. we currently supply hundreds of these mteres to sites up and down the country. With customers benefiitng from more accurate energy bills, data to review their energy usage, and a saving on their spending.  With our experience working with UK businesses and supplying business energy to a wide range of businesses, we are well equipped to deal with a vast array of customer requirements. This includes increasing your capacity or helping you with Meter Operator Agreements. At D-ENERGi, all our energy business customers get their own dedicated account manager. They are able to help you with any requirements or queries and to ensure we exceed your service expectations.
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