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23 Mar

Reduce Overheads When You Compare Business Electricity Prices per Kwh

by Simon Thompson
 
It does sound like a tempting headline but you can reduce overheads when you compare business electricity prices per kWh. Since your firm’s energy bill consists of various factors, it’s important when you start to look at a new provider that you appreciate how these costs affect the bill. The first issue is the price your firm will pay for each unit of electricity used which is measured in kWh. Also, you will need to understand the standing charge which is the daily amount that covers the maintenance and cost of delivering electricity to your premises. Understanding business electricity prices per kWh Understanding business electricity prices per kWh are the first step to saving money on your bills. So, if you think your electricity contract is too expensive then you need to check the type of tariff your firm is on by looking at a recent electricity bill. If you’ve never switched suppliers previously, then you may be at a rate which is more expensive than your supplier’s tariff for a new customer will be. However, for many of us our business energy bills will appear to be confusing but the D-Energi team will help decipher what your bill tells you and find a cheaper electricity supplier. Understand business gas prices per kWh This offer also extends to finding a cheaper gas supplier and again you’ll need to understand business gas prices per kWh to enjoy the best deals and tariffs available. Again, the gas bill will offer most of the relevant information you will need to switch to a new supplier and while this may appear to be confusing, it isn’t really and gas prices are cheaper per kWh but the advice given earlier about comparing this price and the standing charge to find the best new offering still holds. The business gas and electricity supply market is a competitive one and prices and tariffs will change on a regular basis. That’s because they are responding to a variety of issues including demand for gas and electricity, political events, and supply issues.   If you want to reduce overheads when you compare business electricity prices per kWh for your firm or organisation, then it will save you time and confusion if you speak with the experts at D-Energi who will be to explain how the market works, what the prices mean and find you a potentially cheaper supplier to save money on your overheads.
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12 Mar

How to Find Half Hourly Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
If your business has half hourly meters installed then this article will help you find cheaper half hourly electricity suppliers. By doing so you should be able to reduce your firm’s electricity bill. For those firms who may not be aware, if your business is a high consumer of electricity then your usage levels are probably being monitored by a special half hourly meter. This means that your electricity usage is being sent to your supplier every 30 minutes without you needing to submit meter readings. Enjoy half hour electricity prices One of the benefits of these meters is to enjoy half hour electricity prices that should be cheaper because your supplier has a clear indication of how much electricity you are using and when you are using it. Essentially, having your usage submitted every half-hour means your bills will be more accurate and there’s less chance of being charged incorrectly. The data that is submitted can also be analysed by you and your firm to see where potential savings can be made, for example, switching usage to a cheaper off-peak tariff. While there is software available to do this, it may pay to contact experts such as D-Energi who can analyse the figures to see whether you are paying too much for your electricity needs and where potential savings can be made. Some firms will need to be on half hourly electricity meters However, some firms will need to be on half hourly electricity meters because they have a high peak demand while those who use less could choose to have an HH meter installed because of the benefits of monitoring their energy usage. If you move premises and you are high electricity user, then you need to ensure that there is a half hourly meter installed by checking the top corner of it to see if there is a ‘00’ listed on the front of the meter plate. If you are a high-level user and you don’t have a relevant meter installed then you need to arrange to have one. So, what are the benefits of having a half hour electricity meter installed? Along with having more accurate billing data, higher electricity users will be able to access cheaper electricity prices from potential suppliers. There are other issues on how much a supplier will charge your business for electricity including where it is located and the type of tariff you need.   For more information about how to find half hourly electricity suppliers then speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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9 Mar

An Easy Guide to Understand Business Electricity Rates

by Simon Thompson
 
Every firm and organisation should be looking at their overheads on a regular basis and one way to reduce costs is to look at your business electricity rates. However, this is easier said than done because the market is a competitive one with lots of suppliers offering deals that suit the firm’s size and location. Indeed, regardless of your firm’s size, even a ‘one-man band’ operation should be able to find a new electricity supply and save several hundred pounds from their electricity bill every year. Obviously, small and medium-size firms will be able to save substantially more while very large organisations will be able to deal directly with a provider and not pay much more than wholesale rates. New business electricity supplier for your firm A new business electricity supplier for your firm will need to understand what your average annual usage of electricity is in kilowatt-hours, expressed as kWh. For example, a micro-business will be using between 5,000 and 15,000 kWh but a small business might be using between 15,000 and 30,000 kWh. The business electricity provider will be charging differing prices per kWh for a micro-business and small business with these prices expressed in pence – the larger the user, the cheaper this price will be. There will also be a standing charge which is paid on a daily basis to help pay for the network that delivers the energy to your premises so a micro-business could, for instance, be spending between £650 and nearly £2,000 in total on their electricity bill. Calculating your business electricity bill So, when calculating your business electricity bill you will need to be aware that you could find a supplier charging a lower average price per kilowatt hour but they might be charging more for your standing charge. Essentially, this means you may not be making any saving whatsoever so you will need to understand these charges when discussing switching to a new business electricity supplier. Before you do speak with a potential new business electricity provider it might be a good idea to get an idea of what the market rates might be for your business and use this information when negotiating. A good way to find an average market price for a firm of your size and location is to use a business comparison website which will give you an indication that you can then use.   Alternatively, if you want to understand business electricity rates and find a cheaper provider then the easiest and simplest way is to speak with the D-Energi team to see what they can offer you.
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2 Mar

Advice On How You Should Compare Business Gas Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are looking for advice on how you should compare business gas prices to boost profitability then this article will help. Firstly, it’s important to appreciate that sourcing a new business gas supply is not as straightforward as if we were finding a new gas provider for our homes. That’s because the business market is more competitive and your firm will be using more gas than a domestic property so a provider will need to offer a bespoke deal that will best meet your needs. There’s no doubt that by comparing business gas prices and then switching to a new provider could see a substantial amount of money being saved every year from your firm’s overheads. There’s a lot to recommend carrying out this exercise every year. Find the best commercial gas quote But how do you find the best commercial gas quote for your firm’s needs? One obvious way is to speak with the helpful team at D-Energi who have all the latest deals and tariffs available or you could contact various suppliers individually, hand them your business details and see what they offer. Alternatively, you could also visit an online business gas comparison website to see what the market rate for your needs will be but be aware that you will still need to speak with the supplier directly when you have found a quote you like. While there are obvious advantages for using an online comparison website as the prices are delivered quickly, it also needs to be appreciated that these sites may not be searching the entire marketplace so you may not be getting the best possible deal for your firm’s gas needs. Finding the cheapest gas tariff for your business This makes finding the cheapest gas tariff for your business a tad difficult since each supplier will tailor their offering and this will take into account the amount of gas your organisation will be using over the year and its location. In addition, it is possible to access a cheap gas tariff by signing up with a new supplier for more than one year – some suppliers will offer two and three-year contracts which may help with cash flow planning. However, the downside to signing up to a long-term gas tariff is that the gas prices for businesses may fall in the years to come and you may be trapped in a long-term contract that may be expensive to come out of.   For more help and advice about how you should compare business gas prices and find the deal and supplier that best meets your needs, then it’s time to contact the team at D-Energi.
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