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30 Sep

Half Hourly Electricity Suppliers: A Guide For Businesses

by Simon Thompson
 
If you and your business are in the hunt for cheap half hourly electricity suppliers, then this article will help. Firstly, you may not appreciate what a half-hourly meter is, but it’s a way for firms and organisations to get more accurate electricity bills – which means enjoying the best electricity prices. Indeed, larger businesses will have unique energy needs, for example, they may be using heavy equipment and using significantly more electricity for these purposes. This means that it’s important as an energy-intensive business to have accurate metering of their power usage so their consumption is sent every 30 minutes to their supplier – it is known as ‘P272’ legislation. This is done by using half-hourly electricity meters, which are also known as HH meters and also 00 meters since this is the number indicated on the front of the meter. Access cheaper half hourly electricity prices Also, having half-hour electricity meters installed means a firm can access cheaper half hourly electricity prices. These prices are not accessible to small and medium-sized firms and the data produced by the meters can be used by a potential supplier to offer a bespoke quote. One reason for this is that the meter records in real-time when and how your business is using electricity and a supplier can tailor their offering to meet this need, and also offer recommendations for reducing consumption. These recommendations may come via an energy consultancy that will help reduce consumption levels to deliver even greater savings for your firm. All big users of electricity will have these HH meters installed and if you’ve just moved into new premises, then you need to check whether you have them to access the cheaper rates. Cheap half hourly electricity deal The other consideration when accessing cheap half hourly electricity deals is to appreciate the factors that affect the prices being quoted. These deals will be different from the electricity bills we get for our homes and will vary between suppliers. Also, the procurement process for half-hour electricity is different than for other tariffs, so it’s always wise accessing the expertise of the D-Energi team who can source and explain the cheaper and better deals to you. Among the factors to consider will be the fluctuation of wholesale electricity prices, the contract terms as well as the location of your business. If you need more help and advice to source cheap half hourly electricity suppliers and reduce your overheads by a substantial amount, then you need to contact D-Energi today.
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27 Sep

Choosing A Business Electricity Supplier

by Simon Thompson
 
When it comes to choosing a business electricity supplier, how do you know that you are getting the best deal when there are so many to choose from? The purpose of searching providers for a new deal is to reduce electricity bills, but some providers also offer perks and incentives to attract you as a customer. This may include the offer of an energy consultancy to reduce your consumption of electricity – so your bills are substantially reduced and you can boost your green credentials. This issue also means that finding the cheapest energy price means the cost may not be the main concern when finding a new provider and some organisations may prefer a better deal offering a dedicated account manager, for example. Understanding business electricity rates The question of costs also means understanding business electricity rates to ensure that you get the best deal for meeting your needs. Competitive pricing is key for finding a way to reduce overheads even though business owners will need to understand the difference between fixed and variable tariffs as well as unit rates and standing charges. To help, this is the D-Energi explanation for these: A fixed tariff sees a firm agreeing their electricity costs over the duration of the contract The variable rate tariff sees these prices vary during the contract duration The unit rate is the amount charged for your actual consumption of electricity The standing charge is the amount paid to the National Grid for delivering electricity to your premises.   It’s important to appreciate that the standing charge will vary between providers and some may offer a higher amount while offering a cheaper unit rate so there may not be any savings. Cheaper business electricity provider Its issues such as this that make the D-Energi team’s experience invaluable because when you need to find a cheaper business electricity provider, they can help. Also, switching between electricity suppliers is straightforward, but to bring peace of mind the D-Energi team can take over the paperwork to ensure this process is completed properly. The only thing that will change is that your bill will come from the new provider and there’s no loss of supply when you do decide to switch. In addition, the team will monitor the market and when your electricity supply contract is due for renewal, they will get in touch with information about cheaper and better offers and incentives that may be of interest to you and your business. For more help and advice when choosing a new business electricity supplier, you should speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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25 Sep

Compare Business Gas Providers and Deals

by Simon Thompson
 
To access the best deals and make realistic savings on costs, all businesses should compare business gas providers and tariffs effectively. Whether you run a pub or a small tearoom, it’s worth taking the time finding a good business gas deal to ensure you do not pay more than you should be doing for your gas needs. However, if you have not switched gas supplier recently, then it’s likely you will have been rolled over onto dearer out-of-contract rates. You won’t be alone if this is the case since one government survey has revealed that around 40% of businesses have never swapped to a cheaper, better deal in recent years. Compare business energy tariffs The first step to accessing a cheap deal is to compare business energy tariffs and this can take a few moments. It certainly will do if you contact the friendly D-Energi team who will take some information such as the name of your gas supplier, the contract end date and the name of the tariff you are on. The team will also ask how much gas your firm is consuming before they search the entire market to find the best value tariff. In addition, they can also highlight those providers who have other incentives such as an energy consultancy to help you reduce your gas and electricity consumption levels. Compare business electricity providers While we talk about switching business gas suppliers, the D-Energi team can also compare business electricity providers as well. As mentioned, you could use an online comparison site for this purpose though you should check beforehand to see how many suppliers are being contacted to offer a quote. It’s unlikely to be the entire market, so there could be cheaper offers that will go unnoticed but that won’t happen if you use D-Energi. For those busy business owners who may think they do not have the time to spare finding a new business gas and electricity supplier, then it’s possible you will save a substantial amount on your current overheads. That’s a financial incentive all firms will be interested in. Plus, by simply searching the market for a new deal you will help stimulate competition which will, in turn, benefit all firms and organisations. For more information about how you can compare business gas providers and their deals, you need to contact the D-Energi team today.
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23 Sep

Cheap Business Energy Sourcing Tips

by Simon Thompson
 
For any firm or organisation looking for cheap business energy sourcing tips, then this is where the D-Energi team can help. Essentially, with energy prices likely to rise in the future, it’s important that all businesses seek the cheapest business energy deal that is currently available to help mitigate these rising costs. There are two elements to your firm’s energy bill that you need to appreciate; the first is your energy contract rate and the second is your consumption information. To access cheaper business energy bills means looking for reductions in both of these criteria. Cheap business electricity or gas deals Whether you are looking for cheap business electricity or gas deals, you will need to: ·       Know your contract end date You need to terminate your current contract before moving to a cheaper energy deal. For those firms who would like to remain with their current supplier, you may need to act so you are not rolled-over onto a more expensive rate. ·       Switch suppliers Knowing when your energy contract rate is up for renewal means the next step is to switch suppliers for a more cost-effective gas and electricity offer. ·      Accurately compare quotes While shopping around, you’ll need to compare energy quotes between providers and consider the unit cost of electricity and gas as well as their standing charge. This last point is important because a supplier may offer a low unit rate but a much higher standing charge so there will be no savings to be had. Sourcing cheap business gas deals When sourcing cheap business gas deals, it’s still worth spending time finding a new supplier even though you may be spending much less on gas supply. Reducing overheads is the aim of the exercise and there will be no loss of gas or electricity supply to your premises when you begin the switchover process. In order to access the cheapest and best deals, it’s worth contacting the D-Energi team who can do this on your behalf. Indeed, one of the benefits of doing so rather than contacting suppliers directly or using a business energy comparison website is that the team can search the entire marketplace to find the best deal and tariff for meeting your everyday needs. That’s not the case with comparison sites and contacting suppliers directly is time-consuming and confusing. The team can also take care of the switchover process and for those who are looking for cheap business energy sourcing tips, then for more help and advice contact the D-Energi team today.
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