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22 Jan

How to Review Business Energy Prices Per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
Firstly, when you want to review business energy prices per kWh, you need to appreciate that these costs are made up of unit rates. The unit rate is what you will pay for the actual unit of energy for the gas or electricity consumed. And there’s also a standing charge to pay, which is an amount that goes towards paying for the supplying of electricity and gas to your firm’s premises. It’s important to highlight at this point that when you review prices that you calculate what the potential new tariff will cost over 12 months since the standing charge can be much higher with a new provider and eradicate any savings. Understand business electricity rates per kWh The next issue is to understand business electricity rates per kWh because this can be a complicated process, particularly since you will have to source separate quotes for your electricity and gas supply. This then makes it more difficult to calculate the best value deal for your firm and understanding the price per kWh can make it easier to carry out this comparison. By doing so, you will ensure that you will be moving to the correct tariff for meeting your firm’s current and future needs. Essentially, the larger the demand from business, the cheaper the unit price per kWh will be. Obviously, it’s this price that will vary between business energy providers and they will have criteria for putting a deal together. Compare energy prices This means that when you need to compare energy prices, you should appreciate that a potential provider is looking at: How much gas or electricity your firm consumes every year Your geographic location and the sector you work in Whether you have plans to expand or even move premises during the contract’s duration The size of your business and how many employees you have also had an impact on the deal. You should also be aware that some energy suppliers may decline to offer a quote because your firm’s demand may be too low or they do not supply to your geographic location. While there’s a lot to consider when it comes to reviewing business energy prices per kWh there is an easy way of doing this and sourcing a cheaper deal – and that is to contact D-Energi today.
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6 Jan

Your Checklist for Cheap Business Energy Deals

by Simon Thompson
 
The first thing to appreciate for any checklist that will help deliver cheap business energy deals is that all providers will offer a bespoke tariff. This means that the suppliers are working to different criteria and helps explain why firms located close to your premises may be paying completely different rates. You need to understand: A provider will need to know the industry you work in and how much energy you consume every year. How many employees who have and whether there are any plans for expansion. Whether you need an energy supply to one premises or more than one premises.   Checklist to access a cheap business electricity deal The checklist to access a cheap business electricity deal will also need to include the fact that the size of your business will dictate whether a provider will even quote for meeting your needs and why the rates vary. Essentially, if you’re a large consumer of electricity then your firm will enjoy lower rates than a micro business will access. On top of this, you’ll need to calculate what the average cost of a new commercial electricity contract will be over the course of the year. This is relatively easy to do since you use the price per kWh (kilowatt-hour) being quoted and apply that to your average consumption level. However, you also need to calculate what the daily standing charge will be since this varies – and it could have a big impact on how much you can pay or even save on your commercial energy rates. Accessing a cheap business gas deal The checklist for accessing a cheap business gas deal is the same as it is for electricity. It’s important that you get as many quotes from potential providers as is possible to ensure you get the best deal for meeting your firm’s needs. That’s easier said than done and should you decide to contact providers directly then this will take a lot of time and you could decide to use a commercial energy comparison website. While these websites are popular, they are probably not searching the entire market, so you should see how many firms are being approached for a quote. If you want to ask the entire marketplace to quote for meeting your firm’s needs and ensure that you’ll get the best cheap business energy deal, then you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi to act on your behalf.
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1 Jan

How to Compare Business Energy Per kWh Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
The main reason for any firm to compare business energy per kWh (kilowatt-hour) prices is to see how much they can save before they switch to a new provider. This is always a worthwhile exercise, and all firms and organisations should undertake doing so every year. The best time to search the market is when your provider reveals what your next contract rates are and this is the nudge for checking other supplier’s rates. And as a business owner, you will appreciate how important it is to keep your overheads low and by switching providers, you could drastically reduce your energy bills. Compare business electricity per kWh prices effectively However, you’ll need to compare business electricity per kWh prices effectively to ensure that you really are reducing your costs. This means there are two prices that a potential supplier will quote and you’ll need to understand what both of them mean. They are: The unit price: This is the amount your firm will pay for each unit of electricity, this is measured in kWh (kilowatt-hours) that your business will use. In addition, this unit price can be fixed for the contract’s duration or it can be variable, so it varies with the wholesale market price. The standing charge: This is not a fixed fee and it’s an amount you pay daily for the National Grid to deliver electricity to your firm’s premises. The big issue is that when you come to compare prices per kWh you may focus entirely on the unit price without realising that there is a much higher standing charge which will eradicate any savings you could be making. Save on business electricity bills When you need to save on business electricity bills, you may be surprised how varied the tariffs being quoted are between suppliers. That’s because they use different criteria to put their energy contracts together. The issues they will look at include: Your business type: the industry you work in and how much energy you consume will play a big part Business size: the larger businesses will have the power to negotiate a better tariff per kWh because they are consuming much more energy than a small firm will. Expansion plans: what your plans for the future are for your business also play an important role that a potential provider needs to take into account. For more help and information on how to compare business energy per kWh prices effectively, then you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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30 Dec

How to Source Half Hourly Electricity Tariffs

by Simon Thompson
 
If your business is a large consumer of energy then you will need to know how to source half hourly electricity tariffs, so you never overpay on your bills again. Only large consumers of electricity will have half-hour meters installed, which sees the consumption data being sent to the supplier every 30 minutes. Along with having accurate bills, these half hourly meter recordings enable a firm to access half hourly electricity tariffs which tend to be much lower than for the deals being offered to small and medium-sized firms. In addition, this means that even a small reduction in the unit rate you pay for electricity could deliver, potentially, huge savings. Search the market for a half hourly electricity quote However, when you search the market for a half hourly electricity quote you can use the data that has been generated by your business for a potential new supplier to use. This means they can tailor their offering to better meet your needs with a suitable tariff that should reduce bills. On top of this, you can also use the data to help you reduce consumption levels by analysing how and when you could reduce electricity consumption by switching to low-energy equipment or switching production from more expensive peak demand tariffs, for example. So, the big question when it comes to sourcing a new half hourly electricity deal is accessing those suppliers who want to sign you up as a new customer with a great new deal. Procurement process for half hourly electricity supply The procurement process for half hourly electricity supply is more complicated than it is for small and medium-size firms and it’s also why the regulator Ofgem says that firms need expert help. One of the best ways of accessing the entire market and expertise of those who understand the contracts and needs of customers is to speak with the D-Energi team. In addition to searching the whole market of providers, they can also deal with the paperwork and the switchover process, so the transition between one provider and a new supplier is seamless. The team will remind you to search for a new half hourly electricity tariff every year to ensure you never overpay and all firms with a half-hour meter installed should do this six months before their current deal comes to an end. If you would like more help and information about how your business can source half hourly electricity tariffs to save money, then you need to contact the D-Energi team today.
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