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17 Feb

How to Find Half Hourly Electricity Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
As a large consumer of energy, if you need to find cheap half hourly electricity prices to save on costs, then this article will help. It’s imperative that you begin the search for a new energy provider several months before your contract is due for renewal. That’s because the procurement process for a half-hour electricity supply is more complicated than that for small firms. Also, you need to appreciate that by not renewing your electricity contract may lead to you paying up to 30% more for your out of contract rates. Search for half hourly electricity suppliers The search for half hourly electricity suppliers can be a complicated one, but the market is competitive and it is worth the time and effort switching to a new provider. It helps that the team at D-Energi understand how this half hourly electricity supply market works and you will find that the regulator Ofgem recommends that firms and organisations use an independent broker or third party to help negotiate a deal. The D-Energi team not only has access to the entire market of suppliers, but they can also look at the contract that is offered and help explain its benefits to you. If you are wondering whether your firm or organisation qualifies for the lower half hourly electricity rates, then you will need a half-hour meter installed. This meter will record your energy consumption every 30 minutes and send this data to the provider for up-to-date readings and there will be no more estimated bills. However, only large consumers of energy – that is those with a peak demand of 100 kW – have a mandatory need for these meters to be installed. Negotiating a new half hourly electricity contract There’s a lot to consider when negotiating a new half hourly electricity contract with a provider and it’s here where the expertise of the D-Energi team will help. You’ll need to appreciate that the half hourly contract rates on offer will vary because of wholesale market demands and the supplier may only guarantee the price for 24-hours or so. However, even a small reduction in your current unit price per kilowatt-hour could lead to massive savings overall, depending on your annual consumption levels. There’s also no need to worry about switching to a new provider, there’s no loss of supply should you decide to do so and again there is help available with the paperwork and the process. For more information about how to find half hourly electricity prices that will save you and your business money, then you need to contact the D-Energi team today.
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7 Feb

How to Review Your Business Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
When it comes to your firm reviewing your business energy suppliers, how do you find a provider to trust? The easiest way will be to speak with the experts at D-Energi because they have access to the entire market and can find the best deal on your behalf in just a few minutes. It’s important to highlight that all firms should review their business energy providers every year when their contract comes up for renewal. This exercise will not only ensure that you are not overpaying on your business energy needs, but you are also helping to stimulate competition in the business energy supplier market. Switching business electricity suppliers There are too many firms who believe that switching business electricity suppliers, and also for gas, is too much of a hassle but that is a potentially expensive mistake to make. Put simply, if you do not search the market for a new supplier when your current provider gets in touch with a new contract, then they may move you across to more expensive out of contract rates instead. These will be dearer than the rates being offered to new customers and one government survey highlights that around 40% of firms have not switched their electricity provider in recent years. For those firms who want to keep tight control on costs, then searching the market for a cheaper business gas and electricity provider is a great way to do this. It’s also very good business practice. Sourcing new business gas suppliers This effort to search for new providers also extends to sourcing new business gas suppliers to reduce your bills – even though most firms are spending a lot less on their gas needs. In addition to not overpaying on your gas and electricity overheads, you could also look to reducing consumption levels by opting to use a provider offering an energy consultancy for this purpose. This means that in addition to accessing lower energy rates, you will have reduced consumption levels so you enjoy greater savings. On top of this, the firm will also boost its environmental credentials to potential clients because you will have a way of proving that you have taken steps to reduce consumption levels to help our environment. If you need to review your business energy suppliers, then it’s worth the time speaking with the friendly team at D-Energi first to see what they can do for you and they can also take care of the switchover process.
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5 Feb

Our Tips to Save on Business Electricity Bills

by Simon Thompson
 
All firms and organisations will be wanting to save on business electricity bills and there are various ways of going about this. Perhaps the easiest and simplest way is to contact the team at D-Energi and ask them to search the market on your behalf to find a deal for meeting your needs. Alternatively, you could search the market to find several business electricity suppliers and speak with them to see what their deals are like for supplying your business. You will need to understand that the provider will put together a bespoke deal and this will be influenced by: How much you spend on business electricity every year How many employees you have and the industry you work in Whether you have plans for expansion or moving premises. Compare business energy per kWh In addition, it’s also important that you compare business energy per kWh to ensure you really are reducing your firm’s overheads. This means that you will need to understand: The unit price per kilowatt hour is what you pay for the energy consumed by your business The standing charge is a fee paid to the National Grid for supplying energy. With any potential new contract, you should ensure that both of these costs are lower than the ones you currently pay to reduce your bill. You may be tempted to sign up to a deal offering a cheap unit price per kWh for electricity without realising that the standing charge may be higher, which will then eradicate any potential savings. Compare business electricity per kWh There’s also the potential to compare business electricity per kWh using a suitable website. There are lots of these commercial electricity comparison sites available but you need to be aware that when you need to cut energy costs, these sites are unlikely to be searching for the whole market. Instead, they are probably asking a selected number of providers to offer a quote. That’s not much use when you reduce your firm’s electricity bill because there may be cheaper and better offers available that you will be unaware of. That is not the case when you ask that the D-Energi team to search the entire market because they will strive to find the best deal from all potential suppliers. If you would like more help and tips to save on business electricity bills, then you need to contact the team at D-Energi.
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3 Feb

How to Access Cheap Half Hourly Electricity Tariffs

by Simon Thompson
 
If you wanted to know more about how to access cheap half hourly electricity tariffs, then you need to speak with the experts. That’s because sourcing prices for commercial half hourly electricity will need specialist knowledge of how the energy sector operates. Also, the supplier procurement process needs to be managed properly because it is rather different than the process that a small- or medium-sized business will undertake for finding a new and cheaper electricity provider. However, the big difference is that larger consumers of electricity will have half hourly meters installed, so there’s no need to estimate how much energy you will potentially use over the course of a half hourly supply contract. A half hourly electricity quote for meeting your needs Instead, these meters are providing data that is an ideal source of information for a new provider to put together their half hourly electricity quote for meeting your needs. That’s because the data is recorded every 30 minutes and then sent to the supplier, so they can send accurate bills. This information is also available to you as a business so you can look at the peak periods of demand to analyse ways of reducing consumption and also for a potential supplier to use. All firms, regardless of the industry they work in, who have a peak demand of more than 100 kW will have these mandatory meters installed. It’s always worth checking if you are moving premises that a half hourly meter has already been installed as this will make the transition easier. Some firms with a slightly lower peak demand can also ask for these meters to be installed as they give access to cheaper energy prices. Installing HH meters for business One of the benefits that the government and Ofgem put forward for installing HH meters for business is that they will help firms reduce their electricity bills more easily. With so much detailed data and a competitive marketplace, it’s worth the time and effort for businesses to use the expertise of the D-Energi team to find a new electricity provider. Not only can the experienced team help find a new HH supplier, but they can also check that the contract is suitable and will meet your current and future needs. There’s a lot to consider during a half hourly electricity procurement process and it’s important that you do this thoroughly to deliver the expected savings. If you would like to know how you can access cheap half hourly electricity tariffs, then you need to speak with the D-Energi team today.
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