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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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7 Mar

Should You Change Your Business Energy Supplier?

by Simon Thompson
 
Perhaps you and your firm have never asked the questions before, but should you change your business energy supplier? There is a raft of reasons why this would be a sound move and the main one is the opportunity to enjoy much lower energy bills. While many firms may decide that the process is too time-consuming and a distraction from their everyday activities, it will be time well spent. That’s because there is the potential to save hundreds of pounds if you are a small business, every year and for larger enterprises, the savings could run into thousands of pounds. This, in turn, means your overheads will be substantially reduced and profitability boosted which makes the exercise a worthwhile one to undertake. Find cheap business energy prices with a new supplier The process to find cheap business energy prices with a new supplier is a straightforward one and it needs to be appreciated that there is no loss of supply to your business premises when this process begins – and this too may be an issue preventing some firms from switching. It’s also important to appreciate that while many firms and organisations may prefer to remain with one of the ‘big six’ suppliers, mainly because they have heard of them, there’s a lot to recommend switching to a new firm that will offer lower prices, better levels of customer service and the potential for other extras as well. It’s at this point that firms thinking of switching supplier should appreciate that the market is regulated by Ofgem so switching to a small, or even a new supplier is not the risky move some firms may believe. Also, these newer business electricity providers may offer other attractive benefits including an energy consultancy to help your firm use less energy which will mean that you will save even more on your energy bills. Finding a new business energy provider But how do you go about finding a new business energy provider? The easiest way is to use an online comparison website which will compare the offerings between business suppliers to find a quote that best meets your needs. However, there are two issues to bear in mind: the first is that the website may not be searching the entire marketplace and, secondly, you will still need to speak with the supplier directly because their offering must be bespoke to ensure it will meet your needs. You could also contact potential business energy suppliers directly and while this may be time-consuming it should lead to a better deal.   However, the simplest way of finding a new business energy supplier is to speak with the D-Energi team who will be able to source a new and cheaper deal within a few minutes and answer any questions you may have about the provider and the switchover process as well.
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5 Mar

Find Your Cheap Commercial Electricity Quote

by Simon Thompson
 
If you would like to save hundreds or indeed thousands of pounds with a cheap business electricity quote, then it’s time to take action. Sadly, according to a government survey around 40% of firms in the UK have never switched their gas or electricity supplier. This means they are likely to be paying more than they need to for their utility provision. With some simple research and a call to the friendly D-Energi team, it is possible for most firms and organisations to save a substantial amount of money on their overheads. The government is also keen for more firms to switch as this will help stimulate the commercial electricity supply market which, in turn, will boost competition and help lower prices. It should also make suppliers provide better customer service and add-on services such as an energy consultation so their customer can reduce their usage levels and save even more. Comparing commercial electricity rates It’s also worth bearing in mind that when comparing business electricity rates that the market is more competitive, certainly more so than when we are finding an electricity provider for our homes. The result of this competition is that suppliers are keen to attract new business with tempting offers that should undercut your current provider’s rates. There are a number of ways to compare these commercial prices and in addition to contacting D-Energi, you could visit the various websites of these suppliers, offer a few details and find out what the potential deal is for your business. Alternatively, you could use an online comparison site that will look at various providers but because the market changes so frequently you may not be searching the entire market. Review their utility supply for cheap electricity prices Ultimately, every business and organisation should be looking to review their utility supply for cheap electric prices, and also for gas, because not switching suppliers may mean you have been rolled over automatically onto a contract where the rates are higher and this is called a ‘deemed’ contract. The best time to search the marketplace for low electricity prices for a business is when your current supplier contacts you to inform you what your next year’s electricity and gas rates will be; this offers a window of opportunity to end your contract with your current supplier and move to a new, cheaper contract to save money.   While the market to find a cheap commercial electricity quote can be confusing and time-consuming, the team at D-Energi will be able to offer help and advice to guide you through it and find an excellent deal.
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