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5 Jul

Business Electricity Quote Sourcing

by Simon Thompson
 
When you are searching for a new energy supplier you will need to source a business electricity quote from a range of potential suppliers. While you may be busy running your business on a day-to-day basis, it’s important that you search the marketplace to ensure you get the best prices for meeting your needs. And if you haven’t switched business electricity suppliers in recent years, then it’s likely that you have been rolled over onto ‘deemed’ rates which can be more expensive than those being paid by new customers. If so, then you will find that when sourcing business electricity quotes from suppliers that the savings will be even greater as a result. Compare a business energy quote Along with sourcing a range of quotes, you will need to compare a business energy quote between various providers effectively to find the best one for you. The issue is that the quotes will be offered on a bespoke deal basis so the offerings will be slightly different between the providers which can be confusing. Also, using a comparison site will restrict your search of potential business energy providers and the prices being quoted may not be the best available. On top of this, you’ll have to negotiate with the recommended supplier to organise a bespoke deal for your firm. Again, this can be a time-consuming undertaking but there is a friendly team of experts at D-Energi who are able to help and search the entire market for you. Of course, you could contact a supplier directly but you will soon realise that this is a competitive market and there are lots of potential providers offering a wide range of deals and tariffs. A business gas quote In addition to sourcing a business electricity quote, you may also be looking for a business gas quote for meeting your needs. The process for searching gas deals is the same as it is for switching for new electricity providers. While gas bills tend to be cheaper for most firms, it’s still worth the time and effort searching the market to find the best deal that reduces costs and boosts profitability. As with electricity, if you have more than one premises then it is possible to find a supplier to deliver energy to all of your premises and receive just one bill which makes administration much easier. If you would like more help and advice when sourcing a business electricity quote, then you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi today.
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3 Jul

Switching Tips For A Business Gas Supplier

by Simon Thompson
 
With so much competition in the marketplace, you may be looking for switching tips when it comes to finding a new business gas supplier. All firms should carry out a search of the market every year when their current supplier contacts them with details of their next year’s contract. One reason for this is that no firm or organisation should be over-paying for their gas supply. But unless you search all of the potential suppliers, how will you know that you are on the best rate for meeting your needs? Search the business gas supply market The short answer is that you will not, so you should search the business gas supply market using the expertise of the D-Energi team. That’s because, unlike a business gas comparison website, they are able to search all potential suppliers and find the best deal to save you money. You could, of course, contact potential suppliers directly but this can be confusing and time-consuming. One problem is that a potential supplier will need to tailor their offering to be a bespoke deal and comparing these on a like-for-like basis can take time. Understand business gas rates This means that you’ll need to understand business gas rates to ensure that you really will enjoy cost savings and boost profitability. It’s crucial that you calculate what the potential deal will cost over the course of a contract to ensure it really is cheaper. Put simply, you may be swayed by a lower unit rate for the gas you use but may not appreciate that there is a much higher standing charge, which is paid to the National Grid for supplying gas which could make your bill more expensive. This then makes the entire exercise of finding a cheap business gas supplier a waste of time and if you’ve agreed to the new deal, then you’ll be locked into it for 12 months – unless you are a small business and are able to leave it. An easy way to source a potential new deal might be to consider a business gas comparison website but you will need to appreciate that the site itself may not be searching all potential suppliers and will only restrict their search to a limited number. In addition, you will still need to speak with a recommended supplier because their offering must be bespoke for meeting your needs. For more help and information when it comes to switching tips for a new business gas supplier, then you need to contact the friendly D-Energi team today.
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1 Jul

Half Hourly Electricity Prices Explained

by Simon Thompson
 
If your business is a large consumer of electricity and you need half hourly electricity prices explained, then this article will help. Firstly, you’ll need to appreciate that because your firm is a large consumer that you will have a special half hourly electricity meter installed. These meters will send accurate consumption data to the supplier every 30 minutes, which is why they are called half hourly electricity meters. It’s this data that ensures you receive accurate bills and it is also an opportunity for another supplier to analyse this information and then offer you a bespoke deal, hopefully at much lower rates. Negotiate directly with half hourly electricity suppliers However, since large consumers can access much lower prices, you’ll need to negotiate directly with half hourly electricity suppliers to get a deal. Not every firm will have the expertise or time to do this, but there are experts who will be to explain any jargon and help with negotiations. This means contacting the friendly team at D-Energi who can find a better half hourly deal on your behalf and then negotiate with the supplier for the switchover process to begin. And since you are a large consumer of electricity, you may be worried that there may be a loss of supply when you do switch but this will not happen and you’ll simply receive a bill from your new supplier. A new half hourly electricity deal The big attraction when switching to a new half hourly electricity deal is that this offering is tailored to your firm’s specific needs and your budget. Like small and medium-sized firms, your business can agree to fixed half hourly meter charges so you know what your budgeting requirements will be. Alternatively, you could take a risk by opting for a variable rate which means your meter rate will change throughout your contract’s duration and if prices fall, then you’ll make big savings. Obviously, you could contact the potential half-hour electricity supplier directly but regulator Ofgem believes that the contracts can be complex and you’ll need experienced or dedicated people to undertake this task for you. The D-Energi team also offers help with the administration of the contract and paperwork so the switchover is seamless which leaves you to focus on your day-to-day business activities. If you would like more help and information about half hourly electricity prices and meters, then you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi today.
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28 Jun

Compare Business Energy Deals Effectively

by Simon Thompson
 
A crucial element when it comes to sourcing a new energy supplier is the ability to compare business energy deals effectively. By doing so, you will be reassured that you are getting the best deal possible for meeting your needs at that time. To do this, you will need your current energy supply contract and know when it ends, and how much you are currently paying. With this information, you are ready to compare deals between potential providers. In addition, they will be wanting to know your unit rate and standing charges, how much energy you use every year and how much notice you must give your current supplier. Compare business electricity providers You may decide to compare business electricity providers first because these bills tend to be higher than for gas. The proposed tariff will consist of two prices that you will need to focus on and these are the unit cost and the standing charge. Unit cost: this is what you will pay with the unit of energy is measured in kWh (kilowatt hours) Standing charge: this amount varies and is the daily charge paid to the National Grid for delivering energy. Understanding the difference is important because a potential supplier may offer much cheaper unit rates but have a higher standing charge so the deal may not actually work out to be cheaper at all. Compare business gas providers As mentioned, when you compare business gas providers you will need the same information as well as the type of contract you want to choose. This will boil down to either: A fixed term contract: with a fixed term deal the price per unit of energy is fixed for the contract’s duration A variable rate contract: the amount you pay per unit will vary during the contract and will usually be connected to wholesale market activity. When prices rise, then your unit cost will increase. If prices fall then you will benefit. If you haven’t switched for several years, then you may be on a ‘deemed rate’ contract, which tends to be higher and these are also known as out-of-contract rates. It does appear that there is a lot of information to take on board and you’ll still need to contact suppliers, either directly or using a comparison site aimed at business owners. Alternatively, you could contact experts who understand how you can compare business energy deals effectively and deal with the switchover process which means contacting the experts at D-Energi.
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