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24 Jul

How to Save on Business Electricity

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are looking at ways to save on business electricity bills, then one of the most effective methods is to switch your energy supplier. This switchover is a straightforward process and it’s important that your firm or organisation is on the best electricity tariff available to save money. Failing to switch to a new tariff or a new supplier means that your current provider may move you across to a higher tariff which may be more expensive. Also, it’s important that when you take time finding a new electricity provider that you do save money and in some cases, you could save up to 30% on your current bills by simply switching. Compare business electricity per kWh prices However, in order to save, you should compare business electricity per kWh (kilowatt-hour) prices to ensure that your savings are genuine. In addition to these prices, known as the unit rate, you also need to calculate how much their standing charge will be and this is the amount paid for delivering energy to your premises by the National Grid. You could carry out a comparison exercise by contacting potential providers directly but this can be time-consuming and also confusing trying to understand each deal and tariff because their offer must be bespoke to meet your needs. You could also use a business electricity comparison website but there are issues with these as well. Compare business energy per kWh prices While a business energy comparison website is a great way to compare business energy per kWh prices, the site itself is probably not searching the entire market. This means that the platform will have a restricted number of suppliers and you’ll still need to speak directly with the recommended provider. The best way of accessing cheaper business electricity bills is to search the entire market and find a deal that not only meets your needs but potentially has other attractive benefits for switching to them. The incentives that you may find attractive may include having a dedicated account manager, easier ways of paying your bills or even having one bill for supplying several premises with energy. Some providers also offer an energy consultancy to help you reduce consumption levels to deliver bigger savings. There’s a lot to consider when you want to save on business electricity bills and it is worth the time speaking with the experts at D-Energi who can explain more and search the market to find a deal that will probably be much cheaper than you currently enjoy.
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3 Jul

Switching Tips For A Business Gas Supplier

by Simon Thompson
 
With so much competition in the marketplace, you may be looking for switching tips when it comes to finding a new business gas supplier. All firms should carry out a search of the market every year when their current supplier contacts them with details of their next year’s contract. One reason for this is that no firm or organisation should be over-paying for their gas supply. But unless you search all of the potential suppliers, how will you know that you are on the best rate for meeting your needs? Search the business gas supply market The short answer is that you will not, so you should search the business gas supply market using the expertise of the D-Energi team. That’s because, unlike a business gas comparison website, they are able to search all potential suppliers and find the best deal to save you money. You could, of course, contact potential suppliers directly but this can be confusing and time-consuming. One problem is that a potential supplier will need to tailor their offering to be a bespoke deal and comparing these on a like-for-like basis can take time. Understand business gas rates This means that you’ll need to understand business gas rates to ensure that you really will enjoy cost savings and boost profitability. It’s crucial that you calculate what the potential deal will cost over the course of a contract to ensure it really is cheaper. Put simply, you may be swayed by a lower unit rate for the gas you use but may not appreciate that there is a much higher standing charge, which is paid to the National Grid for supplying gas which could make your bill more expensive. This then makes the entire exercise of finding a cheap business gas supplier a waste of time and if you’ve agreed to the new deal, then you’ll be locked into it for 12 months – unless you are a small business and are able to leave it. An easy way to source a potential new deal might be to consider a business gas comparison website but you will need to appreciate that the site itself may not be searching all potential suppliers and will only restrict their search to a limited number. In addition, you will still need to speak with a recommended supplier because their offering must be bespoke for meeting your needs. For more help and information when it comes to switching tips for a new business gas supplier, then you need to contact the friendly D-Energi team today.
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1 Jul

Half Hourly Electricity Prices Explained

by Simon Thompson
 
If your business is a large consumer of electricity and you need half hourly electricity prices explained, then this article will help. Firstly, you’ll need to appreciate that because your firm is a large consumer that you will have a special half hourly electricity meter installed. These meters will send accurate consumption data to the supplier every 30 minutes, which is why they are called half hourly electricity meters. It’s this data that ensures you receive accurate bills and it is also an opportunity for another supplier to analyse this information and then offer you a bespoke deal, hopefully at much lower rates. Negotiate directly with half hourly electricity suppliers However, since large consumers can access much lower prices, you’ll need to negotiate directly with half hourly electricity suppliers to get a deal. Not every firm will have the expertise or time to do this, but there are experts who will be to explain any jargon and help with negotiations. This means contacting the friendly team at D-Energi who can find a better half hourly deal on your behalf and then negotiate with the supplier for the switchover process to begin. And since you are a large consumer of electricity, you may be worried that there may be a loss of supply when you do switch but this will not happen and you’ll simply receive a bill from your new supplier. A new half hourly electricity deal The big attraction when switching to a new half hourly electricity deal is that this offering is tailored to your firm’s specific needs and your budget. Like small and medium-sized firms, your business can agree to fixed half hourly meter charges so you know what your budgeting requirements will be. Alternatively, you could take a risk by opting for a variable rate which means your meter rate will change throughout your contract’s duration and if prices fall, then you’ll make big savings. Obviously, you could contact the potential half-hour electricity supplier directly but regulator Ofgem believes that the contracts can be complex and you’ll need experienced or dedicated people to undertake this task for you. The D-Energi team also offers help with the administration of the contract and paperwork so the switchover is seamless which leaves you to focus on your day-to-day business activities. If you would like more help and information about half hourly electricity prices and meters, then you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi today.
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24 Jun

Tips Your Firm Needs to Switch Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are looking for tips to help your firm switch energy suppliers and reduce your bills, then this article will help. There is a financial incentive to see whether there are cheaper suppliers available as the savings could run into hundreds and even thousands of pounds every year. This will be, for many businesses, a big boost in their profitability and all it takes is the price of a phone call. However, for a busy business owner, the task of undertaking a business energy comparison and then switching to a new energy plan can appear to be a daunting undertaking. Thankfully, there is a team of experts available at D-Energi to help guide you through what can be a confusing process. Undertaking an energy switch for your business When it comes to undertaking an energy switch for your business, the amount that you will save will depend on the prices you pay under your current tariff. The issue when sourcing a new supplier is that they must offer you a bespoke deal, so comparing these deals can be difficult and you really should calculate what their offer will cost over a full year. Even a one-man band should be able to make substantial savings and a larger firm could be saving thousands of pounds by switching to a better value tariff. All firms and organisations should really look at ways of switching their energy provider on an annual basis to ensure they are not overpaying for the energy they use and help stimulate competition in the marketplace. The right energy solution provider for you and your firm Finding the right energy solution provider for you and your firm’s needs will mean having some details to hand including your metre number, details of your current tariff and how much energy you use. It may also be recommended by a potential supplier that you install smart meters which will help your business reduce outgoings and enjoy even greater savings. You will also need to know when your current business supply contract comes to an end, which will give you time to arrange a move to a new supplier. Should you not act in time, then you may find that your supplier moves you automatically to a new contract with higher rates. If you would like more help and tips about how your firm can switch energy suppliers, then contact the friendly team at D-Energi.
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