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7 Feb

How to Review Your Business Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
When it comes to your firm reviewing your business energy suppliers, how do you find a provider to trust? The easiest way will be to speak with the experts at D-Energi because they have access to the entire market and can find the best deal on your behalf in just a few minutes. It’s important to highlight that all firms should review their business energy providers every year when their contract comes up for renewal. This exercise will not only ensure that you are not overpaying on your business energy needs, but you are also helping to stimulate competition in the business energy supplier market. Switching business electricity suppliers There are too many firms who believe that switching business electricity suppliers, and also for gas, is too much of a hassle but that is a potentially expensive mistake to make. Put simply, if you do not search the market for a new supplier when your current provider gets in touch with a new contract, then they may move you across to more expensive out of contract rates instead. These will be dearer than the rates being offered to new customers and one government survey highlights that around 40% of firms have not switched their electricity provider in recent years. For those firms who want to keep tight control on costs, then searching the market for a cheaper business gas and electricity provider is a great way to do this. It’s also very good business practice. Sourcing new business gas suppliers This effort to search for new providers also extends to sourcing new business gas suppliers to reduce your bills – even though most firms are spending a lot less on their gas needs. In addition to not overpaying on your gas and electricity overheads, you could also look to reducing consumption levels by opting to use a provider offering an energy consultancy for this purpose. This means that in addition to accessing lower energy rates, you will have reduced consumption levels so you enjoy greater savings. On top of this, the firm will also boost its environmental credentials to potential clients because you will have a way of proving that you have taken steps to reduce consumption levels to help our environment. If you need to review your business energy suppliers, then it’s worth the time speaking with the friendly team at D-Energi first to see what they can do for you and they can also take care of the switchover process.
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5 Feb

Our Tips to Save on Business Electricity Bills

by Simon Thompson
 
All firms and organisations will be wanting to save on business electricity bills and there are various ways of going about this. Perhaps the easiest and simplest way is to contact the team at D-Energi and ask them to search the market on your behalf to find a deal for meeting your needs. Alternatively, you could search the market to find several business electricity suppliers and speak with them to see what their deals are like for supplying your business. You will need to understand that the provider will put together a bespoke deal and this will be influenced by: How much you spend on business electricity every year How many employees you have and the industry you work in Whether you have plans for expansion or moving premises. Compare business energy per kWh In addition, it’s also important that you compare business energy per kWh to ensure you really are reducing your firm’s overheads. This means that you will need to understand: The unit price per kilowatt hour is what you pay for the energy consumed by your business The standing charge is a fee paid to the National Grid for supplying energy. With any potential new contract, you should ensure that both of these costs are lower than the ones you currently pay to reduce your bill. You may be tempted to sign up to a deal offering a cheap unit price per kWh for electricity without realising that the standing charge may be higher, which will then eradicate any potential savings. Compare business electricity per kWh There’s also the potential to compare business electricity per kWh using a suitable website. There are lots of these commercial electricity comparison sites available but you need to be aware that when you need to cut energy costs, these sites are unlikely to be searching for the whole market. Instead, they are probably asking a selected number of providers to offer a quote. That’s not much use when you reduce your firm’s electricity bill because there may be cheaper and better offers available that you will be unaware of. That is not the case when you ask that the D-Energi team to search the entire market because they will strive to find the best deal from all potential suppliers. If you would like more help and tips to save on business electricity bills, then you need to contact the team at D-Energi.
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3 Feb

How to Access Cheap Half Hourly Electricity Tariffs

by Simon Thompson
 
If you wanted to know more about how to access cheap half hourly electricity tariffs, then you need to speak with the experts. That’s because sourcing prices for commercial half hourly electricity will need specialist knowledge of how the energy sector operates. Also, the supplier procurement process needs to be managed properly because it is rather different than the process that a small- or medium-sized business will undertake for finding a new and cheaper electricity provider. However, the big difference is that larger consumers of electricity will have half hourly meters installed, so there’s no need to estimate how much energy you will potentially use over the course of a half hourly supply contract. A half hourly electricity quote for meeting your needs Instead, these meters are providing data that is an ideal source of information for a new provider to put together their half hourly electricity quote for meeting your needs. That’s because the data is recorded every 30 minutes and then sent to the supplier, so they can send accurate bills. This information is also available to you as a business so you can look at the peak periods of demand to analyse ways of reducing consumption and also for a potential supplier to use. All firms, regardless of the industry they work in, who have a peak demand of more than 100 kW will have these mandatory meters installed. It’s always worth checking if you are moving premises that a half hourly meter has already been installed as this will make the transition easier. Some firms with a slightly lower peak demand can also ask for these meters to be installed as they give access to cheaper energy prices. Installing HH meters for business One of the benefits that the government and Ofgem put forward for installing HH meters for business is that they will help firms reduce their electricity bills more easily. With so much detailed data and a competitive marketplace, it’s worth the time and effort for businesses to use the expertise of the D-Energi team to find a new electricity provider. Not only can the experienced team help find a new HH supplier, but they can also check that the contract is suitable and will meet your current and future needs. There’s a lot to consider during a half hourly electricity procurement process and it’s important that you do this thoroughly to deliver the expected savings. If you would like to know how you can access cheap half hourly electricity tariffs, then you need to speak with the D-Energi team today.
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31 Jan

Just 1 Tip to Compare Business Gas Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
If you and your firm want to access the cheapest rates possible for a UK business, then you need to compare business gas prices effectively. However, industrial gas prices are more complicated than those being offered for our homes since suppliers will look at various issues to put together a bespoke quote. Among these will be the geographic location of your firm, the industry you work in and how many employees you have. It’s also important that you check every year when your current supplier tells you of your next year’s rates because if you don’t respond, or switch to a cheaper provider, then you may find they will move your firm onto a more expensive out of contract plan. Search for the cheapest business gas prices In the search for the cheapest business gas prices, you’ll need to understand various terms, particularly for the type of contract being offered. A fixed-term business gas contract is usually for one year with a guaranteed price throughout its duration. However, you may find signing up for a two- or three-year contract may mean enjoying even cheaper prices. You will also need to understand business gas prices per kWh (kilowatt-hour) which is for the amount of gas you consume and the standing charge is the amount you pay for the gas to be supplied to your firm. This is where it is likely that a business may end up paying more than they currently do in the belief they will are paying less. That’s because the standing charge will vary between providers and you should ensure that you not only access a lower unit rate but also a cheaper standing charge too. Finding the cheapest business gas quote So, how to go about finding the cheapest business gas quote? The easiest way is to speak with the friendly team at D-Energi who can search the entire market on your behalf to find the best bespoke deal for you. Alternatively, you could contact suppliers directly or use a small business gas comparison website to find out what the potential savings could be when you switch to a new provider. Before you do sign up to a recommended provider on an industrial gas comparison site, you should check how many suppliers they are asking to quote and it’s unlikely that they are searching the entire market for you. To avoid this, and to enjoy the 1 tip to compare business gas prices, then you need to speak with the D-Energi team today.
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