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9 Jul

How to Access Cheap Business Gas and Electric Deals

by Simon Thompson
 
With dozens of potential suppliers to choose from, you could be forgiven for thinking that the route to access cheap business gas and electric deals is a confusing one. It doesn’t have to be like this and for those firms looking to switch their business gas and electricity supplier, the process can be straightforward. Indeed, with so many business energy suppliers available to choose from, this is a great time to switch to enjoy not only the best deals that suit your business but the lowest prices as well. There’s no doubt that with such a wide range of choice in gas and electricity suppliers that this can be an overwhelming process in selecting a new supplier but you could speak with the experts at D-Energi who will explain more about what’s available. Best time to choose a cheap business gas supplier For those who may be wondering when the best time is to choose a cheap business gas supplier, and also for electricity, then it’s when your current supplier gets in touch with next year’s contract details. The size of your business, how much energy you use, the type of contract and the length of contract you want will all be important when you want to find a new supplier. The first step is to find out when your current contract runs out and if you don’t know then you should find out because this is when you can switch your supplier when this window of opportunity opens. Your current energy contract or bill should have the contract renewal date on it and you’ll need to appreciate that the window for switching will only be open for a short time. Failure to switch may see you being moved onto a more expensive contract automatically. Contract renewal rates Not every supplier will get in touch with their contract renewal rates, particularly for large and medium energy users, which means you’ll need to be prepared beforehand. This rule is not the same for a micro-business because the energy supplier will need to write to them and inform them what their new deal will be. Once you know when you can switch you can then find out the tariffs and deals available for the supply of your business’s electricity and gas. You could contact the suppliers directly to find out what their bespoke offering might be or use a comparison website but this site may not be searching all of the suppliers in the market. Instead, you could spend a few minutes speaking with the experts at D-Energi who will be able to deliver cheap business gas and electric deals that will meet your needs.
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6 Jul

Helpful Advice to Switch Commercial Energy Providers

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are looking for cheaper electricity and gas prices for your business then this article will offer helpful advice for you to switch commercial energy providers and enjoy lower bills as a result. Firstly, you need details of your business and these can be found on your most recent bill. The bill will also have your meter number which tells a potential supplier of your exact location. It’s important to appreciate that there is no set rate for commercial energy and a lot depends on your location, the industry you work in and your peak periods of demand to dictate what prices you will be paying. It’s also important to appreciate that you will probably find a much cheaper energy supplier because the marketplace is competitive for new business and you should shop around to find a range of quotes from various providers. Or you could simply contact the D-Energi team to take care of this process and undertake the switchover on your behalf. Search for cheaper commercial energy prices There is no doubt that running a business takes dedication and time and the search for cheaper business energy prices may appear to be a distraction but the savings will make this a financially rewarding exercise. To find these cheaper prices you could contact energy suppliers directly and negotiate with them once your current provider contacts you with details of what your next year’s tariff will be. If you are short of time then this can be a time-consuming process but you could also use a comparison website though these may not be searching the entire marketplace and you’ll still need to contact the recommended supplier directly and give them your details. It’s also worth bearing in mind that a recent government survey highlighted that around 40% of firms in the UK have never bothered switching their provider so they have, more than likely, been rolled over onto a deemed contract that tends to be more costly. Finding a cheap commercial energy quote It’s this task of finding a cheap business energy quote that may appear to be a daunting prospect for some firms and you should not restrict your search to the ‘Big Six’ providers and also incorporate some of the newer, smaller electricity suppliers who are now available. While the commercial energy supply market has been deregulated in the UK, there is still a watchdog in the shape Ofgem to monitor how the market operates and ensure that the supplier delivers on their promises. There may also be some hesitation from a business owner worried that during the switchover they may lose their energy supply to their premises but this will not happen. If you would like to know more about how you can switch commercial energy providers and save a substantial amount of money on your overheads, then you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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4 Jul

Should You Compare Business Electricity and Gas Providers?

by Simon Thompson
 
When it comes to lowering overheads, all firms and organisation should take steps to compare business electricity and gas providers. But when are the optimum times for undertaking this exercise? The best incentive for doing so is when your current electricity or gas supplier contacts you with details of your next year’s contract rates. You can then use this information to shop around for a potential new supplier though it’s always worthwhile not restricting your search to the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers since their offerings may be similar and you may believe that it’s simply not worthwhile switching. Compare business energy providers That would be a mistake because you should make the effort to compare business energy providers of varying sizes and look at their offers. Essentially, switching to a new energy provider isn’t simply about reducing the tariff or unit rates but for the potential of enjoying other services such as a consultancy. This will make sound business sense because a consultant will look at how and when your firm is using its energy and then make recommendations about how you can use less. Not only will you enjoy longer-term savings by reducing your energy, your firm will also be doing its bit for the environment. That’s a big incentive for many firms. Shop around and compare business gas providers While most firms and organisations will be needing electricity to carry out their activities every day, there’s also a need to shop around and compare business gas providers and you can compare these easily as well. While you could contact gas providers directly, this can be a time-consuming undertaking particularly if you have more than one premises because you’ll need to give details of each of these so a bespoke offer can be made. Alternatively, you could use a comparison website which makes this process easier but the site itself may not be searching the entire marketplace and you will still need to speak with a potential new provider and give them your details. The reason for this is that a supplier must offer a bespoke deal – it’s the reason why comparing rates is so difficult on a like-for-like basis. If you would like to compare business electricity and gas providers to find out which suppliers have the best terms that meet your needs, then it’s time to speak with the experts at D-Energi who can help.
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2 Jul

What Your Business Needs to Know About P272 Legislation

by Simon Thompson
 
All businesses who have electricity meters meeting the 05 to 08 profile will need to know about P272, if they already haven’t done so. That’s because on 1 April 2017, large electricity users have had to switch to a meter that’s more efficient and delivers accurate bills. The legislation was brought in by Ofgem and all firms have now switched across, regardless of the energy supplier they use. Essentially, the meter upgrade will see your half-hourly electricity usage being sent to your provider so there’s no need for estimated bills. These meters, they are also known as HH meters, should have been installed for all firms affected by the legislation and, if not, then you need to contact your current provider and have this rectified. Big attraction for the P272 legislation The big attraction for the P272 legislation is that the data generated by the meter can be used by the firm to source a cheaper supplier to meet their electricity needs. That’s because a potential new provider can utilise the information generated by the meter to find out when your peak periods of usage are and then tailor an offer to better meet your requirements. Your business can also use software to analyse its electricity usage to see where you can make savings by lowering usage levels and some electricity suppliers may also offer a consultancy service to do this for you and help you enjoy larger savings over a longer period. More than 100,000 firms have been affected by the P272 legislation which means that when their current provider contacts them with details of their next year’s contract means they have access to the details necessary for switching to a new supplier. Accessing cheaper bills with a new provider It’s this opportunity of accessing cheaper bills with a new provider that was one of the reasons the P272 changes were introduced. Unfortunately, one government survey has highlighted that around 40% of firms in the UK have never bothered switching their electricity supplier so they are probably paying over the odds for their electricity needs. And since all firms and organisations will be requiring electricity for their everyday activities, it makes sense that this utility should be appraised every year as this is an excellent way to help lower overheads also. If you and your business would like to know more about the P272 legislation and the impact it has had on helping to deliver cheaper electricity bills, then it’s time to contact the team at D-Energi.
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