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22 Jun

Are You On the Cheapest Business Electricity Prices?

by Simon Thompson
 
When your current provider contacts you with your next year’s contract rates, you may be wondering whether you are on the cheapest business electricity prices for your needs. The landing of this contract renewal letter is a great point to begin searching the marketplace to find cheaper energy prices that will help you lower your running costs. To find cheaper rates, you could contact suppliers directly or use an online comparison site. The first method can be time-consuming and not find the best offers while the latter may not search the entire marketplace but will give a fair indication of what prices your business should be paying. Cheapest business electricity rates UK In the search for the cheapest business electricity rates UK, you should carry out a search of the marketplace every year when your contract is up for renewal to ensure you never pay more than you should for electricity. Unfortunately, a government survey has highlighted that 40% of firms in the UK have never bothered switching so they will have probably been rolled over onto deemed contracts which tend to be much higher than a new customer will enjoy. It doesn’t have to be this way since online comparison sites and the D-Energi team can search the marketplace to source the bespoke deal that should save a substantial amount of money on your business’s electricity bills. The cheapest business electricity supplier Finding the cheapest business electricity supplier is straightforward and the switchover process is a seamless one and there’s no loss of supply when you decide to swap. This may be a potential worry for those firms who rely on their electricity supply but they don’t have to because the market is still monitored by the watchdog Ofgem to ensure that firms deliver on promises and supply. It also needs to be highlighted that some of the smaller independent providers will offer the better prices and better levels of customer service since some firms will be reluctant to move away from one of the ‘Big Six’ providers but with the offer of substantial savings to be made this should be investigated.   If you want to find out whether you are on the cheapest business electricity prices and, if not, what the cheapest prices could be for your needs, then it’s time to speak with the team of experts at D-Energi.
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20 Jun

Get Lower Business Electricity Prices per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
An effective way of lowering an organisation’s overheads is to enjoy lower business electricity prices per kWh (kilowatt hour) but what does this mean? Firstly, there’s no one size fits all rate when you begin searching for a new business electricity provider. The kilowatt-hour rate being quoted will vary from business to business and also between suppliers and the location of your organisation will also influence the prices being quoted – as will your energy usage. Larger users of electricity will generally enjoy the cheaper prices. For example, if you contact one of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers then you may find that their prices are very similar – but this should not put you off scouring the market for better business electricity tariffs. All firms, even one man bands, should be able to access a cheaper deal. Always compare business electricity prices per kWh There are lots of newer and smaller suppliers offering better rates so you should always compare business electricity prices per kWh whenever your current provider contacts you with details of your next year’s contract. This opportunity to compare prices could lead to big savings and you could carry out a small comparison exercise between a few suppliers and use the information to renegotiate with your current provider or accept the best deal offered. There are online business electricity comparison sites available and though these sites may not be searching the entire marketplace they will give a good idea of what the market rate is for your firm’s needs. Another issue that needs to be considered when looking at electricity prices in kilowatt-hours is that the length of contract you sign up for may have an impact with longer-term contracts tending to deliver greater savings. Understanding business gas prices per kWh  This search for cheaper business electricity rates also extends to understanding business gas prices per kWh to lower those bills as well. Essentially, gas unit prices for business tend to be much lower than for electricity but business gas suppliers also tend to have a higher standing charge. The standing charge from the energy providers is for the costs they incur supplying electricity and gas to your premises and also for helping to maintain the National Grid.   For any firm or organisation wanting cheaper business electricity prices per kWh and who needs to understand more about the process then you should speak to the experts at D-Energi.
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18 Jun

Save with Lower Business Energy Prices per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
For those firms or organisations wanting to reduce their running costs then saving with lower business energy prices per kWh (kilowatt hour) is a great way to start. You’ll need to switch to a tariff that has a lower unit rate and these units are measured per kilowatt hour (kWh) and this is the unit of electricity that your business uses and will be charged for. However, while finding a tariff with a lower unit cost may be easy, you need to be aware that you will be needing a tariff with a cheaper standing charge. The standing charge is the daily fee for covering the transporting of electricity to your premises and also maintaining the National Grid. Cheaper business electricity prices per kWh This last point is important because while you may get much cheaper business electricity rates per kWh, the standing charge may be more so you will not be making any savings. Essentially, what you are looking for is a deal that not only offers a lower unit cost but also a cheaper standing charge. For those who are looking to switch electricity providers and save money then it’s time to dig out your most recent electricity bills because the information a new provider will be needed will be on there. The price you currently pay per kilowatt hour will also be detailed and this is the starting point for negotiations. Another important aspect when researching electricity prices for business is that the prices may change on a daily basis so you may get a great quote on one day but spend too long contemplating whether it’s the right deal for meeting your needs and then find the price may have increased when you decide to switch. Visit a site that will compare energy prices You may opt to visit a site that will compare energy prices for you and while the site may give a fair indication of the market rate, it may not be searching the whole of the marketplace. This means you might be missing out on cheaper and better deals from another provider. You could also contact business electricity suppliers directly but this is a time-consuming process because you will need to give them the same information every time. When researching the market prices you will also need to appreciate where your business is located, the industry you are in and how much electricity you use every year. Also, the length of contract that you are looking for may also lead to cheaper prices being quoted.   Another great way to access lower business energy prices per kWh is to speak with those who understand how the market works and who have access to the latest deals and offers that will best meet your needs which means speaking with the team at D-Energi.
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15 Jun

What You Need to Know For A Business Energy Comparison

by Simon Thompson
 
If your firm is looking to undertake a business energy comparison exercise, for example, you may have had a hefty price increase from your current provider, then this article will help. The first step is to have various pieces of information available for a potential new provider including your meter number, your address and previous bills so you can see how much you are paying per unit of energy. This helps to make the energy comparison easier because you’ll need to understand whether you will be paying more or less per kilowatt hour (kWh) from a new provider and to also understand whether the standing charge will rise or fall. This last point is important because a new provider may offer much cheaper kilowatt hour prices but increase their standing charge so you may not be making any savings or, even worse, be paying more under a new energy contract. Undertake a business electricity comparison This exercise to undertake a business electricity comparison should be done every year because it’s an effective way of lowering overheads and boosting profitability. Though a government survey has highlighted that 40% of firms haven’t done this or switched their energy provider so they will, more than likely, be paying over the odds for their energy needs because their provider will have rolled them onto ‘deemed’ rates contract which tends to cost more. That’s unfortunate when in just a few minutes, should you be contacting the D-Energi team, they could find a cheaper electricity provider and have someone take care of the switchover process. Also, you could take the time to contact potential electricity providers directly or use an online comparison site to find a cheap deal but you will still need to negotiate with that provider because that deal must be a bespoke offering. Carry out business gas comparison exercise In addition to switching electricity providers, firms should also carry out a business gas comparison exercise whenever their current provider tells them what their next year’s contract rates are going to be. Again, there are substantial savings to be made when switching gas suppliers and if you use the D-Energi service you may also find cheaper prices but also a firm offering other incentives including an energy consultancy which will help you use less gas over the long-term so your savings will be much greater. This consultancy can also extend to using less electricity and water so there could be huge savings to be made on an annual basis. If you and your business would like more information about how to go about undertaking a business energy comparison and to use the expertise of the D-Energi team, then contact us today.
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