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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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28 Sep

Why Should I Compare Business Gas Suppliers UK?

by Simon Thompson
 
In our 19 years of business, we have found three main reasons why people tend to want to compare business gas suppliers UK, and they are: Business is all about the bottom line and switching your business gas supplier can be a great way to save some cash – in exactly the same way that switching your home gas supplier is Customer service. Many people find that the customer support is lacking when they are facing issues with their business energy – and they want to make sure they have the right help when they need it Many companies have now changed their focus towards being more sustainable, and they want their business energy supplier to reflect that change as well.   If you have looked at business gas prices and wondered if you could pay less for them, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the process of switching business gas supplier is actually fairly straight-forward. All you need to do is fill in our online form, and we will call you back with a list of the most competitive quotes available. Then all you have to do is choose the quote that you prefer. Your chosen business energy supplier should be able to handle the switchover for you. You should see no disruption to your gas supply, and there should be no groundwork needed as every supplier uses the same pipes to deliver your gas. There are a couple of things you will need to do though, and these are: Make sure all outstanding bills for your existing supplier are paid in full Take a final meter reading   Don’t forget as well, that you can’t switch business energy supplier until your existing contract has ended. Meaning, you can’t sign up to a new business gas supplier until the “switching window” is open – which is usually between one and six months before the end of your existing contract. When you switch with D-ENERGi, whether it be for cheaper business electricity prices or because you want a greener energy supplier, we will take all the weight off your shoulders and pull all available quotes together for you so you can concentrate on running your business.
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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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