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26 Jul

Source the Best Cheap Business Gas and Electric Supplier

by Simon Thompson
 
It might be that time of year again when a business needs to renew their energy supply contract and they may be looking to source the best cheap business gas and electric supplier as a result. While firms cannot access a dual fuel energy deal, as they can for their home, they can shop around for both types of energy suppliers to enjoy lower bills. It’s important that when the energy contract is due for renewal that the firm concerned takes time to see whether they can enjoy lower bills from a new supplier. This will help them lower their overheads and boost profitability. The best cheap business gas supplier The government is also keen for firms and organisations to carry out a check every year to ensure they have the best cheap business gas supplier as well as electricity offering so that competition is encouraged in the marketplace. The firm could even shop around from potential suppliers, visit comparison websites or contact the team at D-Energi to find out what the market rate for their level of use is. They could switch easily to a new supplier or use the information to negotiate a better deal from their current supplier. It’s important that they do not rollover automatically to a new contract since they will probably end up paying more than they do currently. Firms looking to switch energy suppliers One of the common questions being asked by firms looking to switch energy suppliers is why there is such variation in the business energy quotes they receive. There are a number of reasons for this and the main one is that the business energy market is fluctuating on a daily basis and energy suppliers will need to offer bespoke deals that best meet the firm’s needs. These energy suppliers will have criteria that will affect the price being quoted. When it comes to finding cheaper energy suppliers, it may be time well spent to speak with experts who understand how the commercial energy supply market works and have access to the latest deals and tariffs. Again, all firms will need a bespoke deal since their energy needs and usage will be different from another organisation which is why specialist help may deliver lower energy prices. Indeed, this is an exercise that should be carried out every year when an energy contract is due for renewal to help ensure the firm enjoys the best possible prices and tariffs.   To do so effectively means speaking with the helpful team at D-Energi who will be able to source the best cheap business gas and electric supplier deals and help with the seamless switchover process.
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24 Jul

Why Not Every Commercial Energy Quote is the Same

by Simon Thompson
 
While it may appear to be a simple process to lower overheads, it is important to understand why not every commercial energy quote is the same. Since there are so many commercial energy suppliers in the UK, it makes sense that they all have different offerings, whether that is in the pricing structure or their levels of customer service. However, all firms and organisations will be relying on their energy supply to work and should that supply come to a stop then that will have a big impact on their activities. It’s essential that business owners focus on their business energy contract to ensure they are not paying more than they need to and get a quality service. Understand commercial energy prices So, while it’s important to understand commercial energy prices, it is also important not to simply remain with the same supplier because they will be, more than likely, automatically rolled over onto a contract where the charges are more expensive. This means that when their current energy contract is due for renewal, the business owner should take this as a prompt to begin looking at other potential energy suppliers to find lower prices. And while there are comparison websites available for businesses to check energy providers, there are some issues that need to be borne in mind. Before using these sites, the business owner needs to appreciate that energy prices fluctuate on a daily basis because that’s the nature of the industry. On top of this, the offerings from suppliers also change regularly and the online sites may not be checking the entire market so the business owner may be missing out on better deals and offers. Source a commercial energy quote Indeed, this issue will become apparent when they source a commercial energy quote from an energy comparison website because regardless of the great price being quoted, they will still need to contact the potential energy supplier for a bespoke offering. The end result may be that their bespoke quote is nothing like the quote they were tempted with on the comparison website. This is not the fault of the site itself or indeed the supplier since the energy supplier has an obligation to quote for a firm’s specific needs and wants. Alternatively, business owners could take time out by contacting various energy suppliers in the UK and, more than likely, they will tend to head to the ‘big six’ since they will have heard of the suppliers but are not likely to enjoy the best possible energy prices.   However, the most effective way of understanding why every commercial energy quote is not the same is to speak with the friendly team at D-Energi who have access to all of the latest deals and can explain more.
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21 Jul

It’s An Easy Win When Firms Compare Business Gas Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
For those firms who are looking to reduce their overheads, then they could compare business gas prices for an easy win to save money and boost profits. That’s because there are lots of other potential gas suppliers who will be offering better deals for the firm’s business. A survey by the Mergers and Monopolies Commission revealed that 40% of firms haven’t switched their energy supplier for five years. The downside to this level of inactivity means they are probably paying more than they need to for their gas needs. Look to compare business electricity deals On top of this, firms could also look to compare business electricity deals in order to make greater savings; it’s not possible for firms to enjoy dual fuel supply and they will need to organise a bespoke offering for each utility. However, this is easier than it sounds with several comparison websites providing a guide to market rate and the offers currently available. It’s even easier for a firm to save money on overheads by reducing gas and electricity bills by contacting the experts at D-Energi who will be able to understand the firm’s needs, which an online comparison website cannot do, and find the most suitable offers currently available. Indeed, the offers for gas and electricity change frequently and the D-Energi team will have the latest deals available. A firm compare business energy bills There’s no doubt that should a firm compare business energy bills and offers they will, more than likely, make savings. But how much can a firm save? The amount of money to be saved by switching energy suppliers will vary depending on their needs, company size and when their demand for energy is. While they will be able to enjoy lower rates for their energy, it’s also possible to enjoy an energy audit to see where further savings and efficiencies can be made and this is where the experts can really come to the fore. Some potential energy supplies will offer this service so the firm enjoys long-term savings. It’s also possible that the firm can switch energy use to a different part of the day to lower peak periods which are cheaper.   For more help and advice about how to compare business gas deals from various suppliers, and also for electricity, then firms should speak with the D-Energi team to see what they can do in helping to lower their energy bills.  
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19 Jul

Has P272 Had An Impact On Your Business?

by Simon Thompson
 
Should a business owner be asked whether P272 has had an impact on their business and they are not sure of the answer, then they should really find out. Essentially, P272 is the name given to the change of energy billing process and affected businesses must now use automated meters. These meters will supply data to the energy supplier every half-hour, they are also known as HH meters, so the bills will be more accurate. More importantly, there is no longer a need for estimated bills though not all firms are affected by the P272 legislation. Important aspects about understanding the P272 change One of the most important aspects about understanding the P272 change is that it enables businesses to better understand how they are using energy so they can introduce energy efficiencies or even use the data to find a cheaper energy supplier. The important point to remember is that only firms and organisations who have electric meters in the profile class 05 to 08 have been affected (This will be displayed on the meter itself or the firm’s bill); smaller firms will still be working with their usual meters. However, energy suppliers should now have updated and replaced meters for those who need them and, if not, the firm needs to speak with their supplier urgently. The changeover to the new meters began in April 2017 and while firms can utilise software to see when and where they are using their energy, it’s also possible to use the information to find a cheaper energy deal. Speaking with P272 experts This will mean speaking with P272 experts such as those at D-Energi who can explain more about what the legislation means and how their businesses can save money by switching energy suppliers. For those firms who have the new meters, they will also need to appreciate whether they have agreed to a maximum import capacity (MIC) with their distribution network operator (DNO). The P272 legislation delivers greater protection to business customers and there’s a need for suppliers to not charge their customers for standard capacity charges in excess of their needs. The new meters will help protect them should their supplier set the MIC at a level that is too low for their needs – which essentially means the firm will be paying more than they should be doing for their energy.   For more help and advice about whether P272 has had an impact on your business, contact the D-Energi team.
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