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4 Apr

How Your Business Can Save with P272

by Simon Thompson
 
One of the big changes experienced by firms in recent years was over how they were billed for energy use which is why the understanding of the term P272 is important. Essentially, P272 describes the type of meter being used by a firm or organisation and will measure how much energy is being used more accurately. This means there will be no more estimated bills and a potential new business energy supplier will see how much energy you are using and when you use it. The meter sends this information to the supplier every 30 minutes which means they are sometimes referred to as half hourly, or HH, meters. P272 legislation The P272 legislation means that large energy users, they have meters with the number 05-08 in the top left-hand corner on the meter’s front, have been switched to the new arrangement. The deadline for having a half hourly meter was 1 April 2017 and should have been done automatically. If not, and you are on the wrong meter, then you need to contact your energy supplier or the D-Energi team. The aim of the P272 legislation was to help the suppliers of energy organise supplies more effectively because they could easily predict periods of demand more easily. By doing so, their savings could then be passed on to large energy users as a result for them to enjoy cheaper bills. This is part of a push by the government to help introduce more competition in the energy supply marketplace since a survey highlighted that 40% of firms have never switched so with more firms looking for new energy providers should lead to more competition and lower bills for all organisations. Introduction of P272 was by the industry regulator Ofgem The introduction of P272 was by the industry regulator Ofgem so if your firm is looking to renew your energy supply contract then this might be an important consideration. It may also be a confusing issue if you have been unaware of P272 or half hourly meters previously but the data from the meter should help you access cheaper deals. It’s also possible to use software to analyse the data produced by your P272 meter and you can use this to help reduce your energy usage levels. As mentioned earlier, a potential new energy supplier can also use this data to offer a bespoke deal that will meet your needs.   If your business is looking to save money on your energy supplies then it’s important to not only shop around for a new supplier but if you are a large user then understanding how P272 works for you is also crucial to access the best deals and, again, the D-Energi team can help with information and source a cheaper supplier.
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3 Apr

5 Companies Leading the way in Saving Energy Infographic

by Simon Thompson
 
Five companies that have recognised the importance of saving energy infographic.
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2 Apr

How to Access Cheap Business Energy Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
All firms and organisations should be looking to review their overheads every year in a bid to reduce their running costs but how do you access cheap business energy prices? There are various ways and means, the easy way is to speak to the D-Energi team who have access to the latest deals and offers to help you reduce your energy bills. Or you could get in touch with a variety of energy suppliers directly to see how much they will charge but it can be a potentially confusing and time-consuming process since you will be giving the same information several times and receive a range of prices and tariffs. It’s also possible to use an online comparison business energy website and while this is a quick and easy process, the site may not be searching thoroughly the marketplace so it may be that you miss out on better deals and offers. Also, you will still need to speak with the energy supplier highlighted by the comparison website because a supplier will need to offer a bespoke deal to meet your needs. Cheap business electricity deals For those wanting cheap business electricity deals then it’s important that when it comes to switching suppliers the process is not just seamless but is quick but when should you start this process? The best time to start looking for a cheaper business electricity deal is when your current supplier contacts you with details of your next year’s supply and use this as a window of opportunity to find a new and cheaper supplier to meet your needs. There will be many firms and organisations who will not appreciate that by not acting at this point means they will not only miss out on better electricity deals but also run the risk of being moved on to more expensive electricity tariffs by not responding to their current supplier’s offer. A government survey has highlighted that around 40% of firms in the UK have never switched their energy supplier so they are probably paying much more than they need to for their energy needs when saving money on their overheads is a straightforward process. Organisations looking for a cheap business gas deal For firms and organisations looking for a cheap business gas deal then the situation is the same as that for the switching of electricity supplier. It’s quick and seamless and while gas is cheaper it’s still possible to make a substantial saving. Indeed, regardless of your firm’s size, even a one-man enterprise could save hundreds of pounds every year on their energy bills by simply switching suppliers. For larger concerns, their savings could run to tens of thousands of pounds which makes the exercise of finding a new energy supplier a profitable one.   If you want to know more about how your firm can access cheap business energy prices, then it’s time to speak with the friendly D-Energi team.
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28 Mar

How to Find Cheap Business Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
The process to find cheap business electricity suppliers is straightforward and all firms and organisations should carry out the exercise every year to ensure they are not paying more than they need to for their electricity needs. That’s a common sense approach to monitoring the cost of overheads but, according to one government survey, around 40% of firms in the UK have never switched their energy supplier so they will probably be paying over the odds for their electricity needs. It doesn’t have to be this way since there are lots of suppliers offering great deals and tariffs for new business customers. While it’s easy to do an online search and speak with a potential supplier directly, a firm could also use an online comparison site to see what savings can be made when switching business electricity suppliers. These cost savings could be substantial. Finding cheaper business gas suppliers The same issue over switching electricity providers also extends to finding cheaper business gas suppliers as well. The best time to carry out the search is when your current business gas or electricity provider gets in touch to tell you how much you will be paying for your energy needs over the coming year and then searching the marketplace to see if there’s a better offer. It is highly likely that there is since the marketplace is a competitive one and there are lots of smaller energy providers with great deals available for firms. It’s also important to appreciate that the savings that the firm can enjoy will be regardless of your size, whether you are a one-man operation or a thriving enterprise with several premises, the savings will range from hundreds of pounds to thousands of pounds. All you have to do is to make a little effort in finding a new quote to see just how much your business can save by switching energy providers. Finding business energy suppliers But how do you go about finding business energy suppliers you can rely on? The answer is the market is closely monitored by Ofgem so while a potential supplier may not be one of the ‘Big Six’ they are still a supplier to rely on. This is an important aspect for many firms and organisations who want to rely on the supply of their energy because we all need to switch on lights and computers to function as a business every day. And that’s understandable. However, some of the smaller, lesser-known energy providers also have other attractive aspects to their offering including the opportunity of a business energy consultancy so they will help you reduce your usage levels so your potential savings will be even greater over the course of a year.   If you are wanting to find cheap business electricity suppliers and substantially reduce your overheads as a result, it will pay to spend a few minutes talking to the experts at D-Energi to see what potential deals and offers are available for your firm’s needs.
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