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7 May

How to Reduce Your Business Electricity Prices Per Kwh

by Simon Thompson
 
Perhaps the easiest way to reduce your business electricity prices per kWh is to switch to a supplier with a lower tariff with a cheaper unit rate. Essentially, the savings come because you’ll be paying less for the energy your firm uses which results in much lower bills. But it’s not always that straightforward because you will need to appreciate that your bill consists of two costs that you need to understand. As mentioned, the unit cost is the price your firm is paying for every unit of electricity used. This is measured in kilowatt hours – expressed as kWh. There’s also a standing charge which is an amount charged every day for transporting electricity to your premises and also to help maintain the National Grid. Compare business electricity prices per kWh This means that when you compare business electricity prices per kWh that what appears to be a good deal because a new supplier offers a lower unit rate, may not actually be that good. That’s because their standing charge may be higher to make up the difference in their low offer; what you need is a new supplier offering a lower standing charge and a cheaper price per unit of electricity used. You could contact different suppliers independently to find out what they might offer for your firm’s needs but comparing quotes from different suppliers can be confusing as well as time-consuming. Also, before you begin the process to switch energy supplier you will need to have some information to hand including how much electricity and gas you use, your location and an idea of what the market price will be for switching. Research business gas prices per kWh The other potential issue when it comes to lowering your overheads for energy is that you will need to research business gas prices per kWh separately. That’s because you cannot source a dual fuel deal from the same supplier although you can use the same supplier for each, they will need to offer a bespoke quote for your gas and electricity supply. The big attraction for having a bespoke quote for your energy needs is that brings reassurance that the tariff you will be moved to should be the most suitable for your firm’s needs. The downside to this process is that it’s more difficult to calculate whether you’re on the best tariff for your needs or not. This is where help from experts who understand how the market works may prove invaluable.   If you want to know more about business electricity prices per kWh and your firm is ready to make the switch to a new supplier, then contact the D-Energi switching team for more information.
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4 May

Understanding Your Business Electricity Rates per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
There are several reasons why you should understand your business electricity rates per kWh and the main one is to access cheaper prices from another provider. Firstly, for those firms and organisations that may not be aware, energy suppliers will measure how much energy they supply to your premises as a unit of unit of energy, known as kilowatt hour – or kWh. For example, for boiling a kettle of water for cups of tea, for every 10 boils of that kettle, you will use 1 kWh of energy. But the kilowatt hour rate is only part of the bill from your business electricity supplier and though it’s an important element, it’s not the only thing you should be focusing on. Business energy prices per kWh That’s because you’re business energy prices per kWh consist of two elements: The kilowatt-hour charge As mentioned earlier, this is the unit of measurement for how much electricity you use The standing charge This is a daily cost for the maintaining of the National Grid and delivering electricity to your premises. To understand your electricity bill, you will need to look at both the standing charge and kilowatt hour charges so you can then analyse what your costs are. When it comes to switching suppliers, the new provider will look at a range of issues including the size and type of the business and industry you are in and what other fuels you are using. Also, the location of your business is also important and the length of contract being offered will have an impact on prices as well. Compare energy prices All of these issues are important when you want to compare energy prices since the standing charge and kWh price may vary hugely between providers. However, while a potential supplier may offer a lower kilowatt-hour price, their standard charge maybe more so the overall costs may not be that different. You will need to pay attention to these elements to ensure you actually move to a cheaper contract. Another issue to consider is that you will be needing separate quotes from electricity and gas providers since it’s not possible to get a dual fuel deal.   An easy way to understand your business electricity rates per kWh is to speak with the D-Energi team and have them explain the differences and then ask them to source a cheaper energy provider – which they can do for you in just a few minutes.
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2 May

Will A Business Energy Comparison Save You Money?

by Simon Thompson
 
For the vast majority of firms and organisations in the UK, a business energy comparison exercise will highlight that you can save money on overheads – and for most this can be a substantial amount. However, while the process for doing so is easy and straightforward, you should be wary about comparison websites for this purpose. That’s because the comparison website may not search the whole of the business energy supply marketplace and there could be better suppliers and deals for your needs that will go unnoticed. Also, you could carry out the same exercise to compare business energy prices between providers by contacting them directly to find the best deal for you. Carry out a business electricity comparison exercise Alternatively, you could contact the team ay D-Energi to carry out a business electricity comparison exercise and, in just a few minutes, they will be able to return prices that are probably cheaper than those you currently pay. In addition, they might find a supplier offering other services as well such as an energy consultancy to help you use less electricity and gas to help lower your bills even further. The consultancy will look at how and when you are using energy and make recommendations to use less which not only helps our environment but over the long-term will help your firm save substantial amounts. The advice will be varied and include helpful tips such as switching computers off at night but also switching to new, more energy-efficient equipment to lower your energy bills. Conducting a business gas comparison The exercise for conducting a business gas comparison should be done every year, as it should for electricity providers as well, when your current provider contacts you with details of your next year’s contract. This effectively opens a window of opportunity and you should act promptly to scour the marketplace to find a better deal and offering. Again, you could use an online comparison website though unlike sourcing suppliers for our homes it is not possible to access a dual fuel deal and you may find that sourcing separate suppliers of your gas and electricity will best meet your needs.   If you want to know whether a business energy comparison will save your firm money, then contact the experts at D-Energi and put them to the test.
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30 Apr

Tips on Sourcing A Cheaper Business Energy Quote

by Simon Thompson
 
When it comes to sourcing a cheaper business energy quote there are various ways of doing this and the time spent doing so will be well spent. That’s because there are big savings that could be made by simply switching your business energy provider. Some firms could see savings of up to 25% and these will include micro businesses as well. Unfortunately, around 40% of firms have never bothered switching their energy supplier which means they are probably paying more than they should be doing for their energy needs, according to a government survey. If you spend just a few minutes speaking with the friendly team at D-Energi, you’ll find that the marketplace for business energy suppliers is the competitive one and there are some great savings to be made. However, you may have to move to another supplier who is not one of the ‘Big Six’ energy providers. This should not deter you. Best ways to find a cheaper business electricity quote The best ways to find a cheaper business electricity quote, include: Use an online comparison website to find out the market rate for your needs Use this information to negotiate a better deal with your current or prospective energy provider Opt for a new provider who offers other services, including a consultancy to help you lower usage levels and make big savings Be reassured that the switchover process is seamless. The issue for using an online comparison website for finding cheaper business electricity prices comes with an issue to consider; the website itself may not be searching the entire marketplace so there may be cheaper tariffs available so you need to be wary if you are tempted by the offer being made. Firms wanting a cheaper business gas quote For those firms wanting a cheaper business gas quote then the process for sourcing these are the same for electricity and since the market has been deregulated, competition has increased which means there are more firms offering cheaper prices. Indeed, all firms and organisations should undertake this exercise every year when their current electricity and gas provider informs them what their next year’s contract rates will be. Failing to act at this point may see your firm being rolled onto a ‘deemed’ contract where the prices tend to be much higher.   If you want to know more about sourcing a cheaper business electricity quote, and also for gas, then contact the friendly D-Energi team today to find out how.
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