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28 Jun

Firms Should Compare Business Gas Prices Regularly

by Simon Thompson
 
There cannot be many firms or organisations with money to waste, particularly for their utility bills, which is why firms should compare business gas prices regularly. However, many business owners are taken up with the day-to-day activities of running their business and will not have the time to spare to seek out new deals and prices for their gas supply. This is where the expertise of a team such as the advisors at D-Energi will come to the fore since they can take on this responsibility to help deliver big cost savings. While the savings will range between businesses and is dependent on their energy use, some firms may see savings of up to 70% on their current tariff. D-Energi team can also help compare business electricity prices On top of helping source cheaper business gas prices, the D-Energi team can also help compare business electricity prices too to find a deal that is not only suitable but will also save substantial amounts of money. Let’s not forget that by reducing overheads, the firm is boosting their profitability. It’s important that should firm use a third-party to find better energy deals that they are impartial and look at the entire gas and electricity supply market. Indeed, businesses will also need to appreciate that commercial gas prices can change daily because the market is more volatile that that for the domestic gas energy supply. Experts in knowing how to compare business energy prices This means that the D-Energi team are experts in knowing how to compare business energy prices and plans and will know what the latest deals and offers a firm should be able to access to deliver impressive cost savings as a result. The ability to make big savings, regardless of how small or large the business is, should be the incentive they need to explore the potentially cheaper tariffs and plans that are available. This last point also underlines why firms should be wary of business energy price comparison websites since these may not be searching the entire market and they will need to speak to a prospective supplier for a bespoke deal. This process should be carried out whenever the firm’s energy deal is up for renewal so the business can be reassured that they have the best possible tariff that best meets their needs.   Indeed, all firms should compare business gas and electricity prices on a regular basis to appreciate that they are not paying more than they need to for their energy needs and boost profitability as a result.
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26 Jun

P272 for Business Explained

by Simon Thompson
 
When the P272 legislation was first unveiled by the government, it was seen as being one of the biggest boosts since deregulation for the commercial electricity market. For those who do not know, P272 is the name of a regulation that affects all electricity suppliers. Essentially, for those firms that meet the criteria they will have been moved from non-half hourly meters to the new half hourly meters, or HH meters. The aim of this is for electricity suppliers to deliver accurate bills for their client. P272 will create a smarter and energy efficient economy On top of this the government said that P272 will create a smarter and energy efficient economy. That’s because the electricity suppliers will have a detailed analysis of when big businesses are using energy and then they could tailor their supply to meet this demand. There’s no doubt that P272 is still a cause of confusion for some firms and the team of experts at D-Energi can explain the full potential benefits of the half hourly meters and how a firm can manage this change. For many firms, their electricity bills will now be more detailed and unlikely to have any mistakes and there’s no need for estimated bills either. On top of this, there’s also software available that will help them to analyse how and when they are using electricity to see whether they can switch to a more cost-effective tariff or even switch peak energy used to cheaper, off-peak periods. Big question for many firms about P272 The big question for many firms about P272 is whether their business is affected. While many firms will have been told about this switch to the new HH meters, others may still be confused. To find out whether they are affected, they need to look at their supply number on their meter; this is also found on their electricity bill. Next to the letter S will be a two digit number and if this falls in the range of 05 to 07 then they will need to comply with the new P272 legislation. Firms who are affected by P272 As mentioned previously, all the firms who are affected by P272 should have been informed already since the deadline for meters having the ability to settle every half-hour needed to be in place by 1 April this year.   For any business still confused about P272, then it’s time to speak with the helpful team at D-Energi to find out more and whether they should be on a better and cheaper tariff with a business electricity supplier than they currently are.  
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23 Jun

How to Find Cheap Business Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
Every business and organisation should be looking to lower their overheads on a regular basis and this will mean understanding how to find cheap business energy suppliers. Indeed, lowering a firm’s energy bill is a quick win when it comes to lowering overheads and boosting profitability. The process will also see the firm switching to fairer and cheaper rates and having an energy contract that best meets their needs. It would be nice if every firm could have someone who could dedicate the time and energy to finding a new supplier but this is not always possible, particularly for small firms. And while there are online comparison websites to find cheaper business energy suppliers, they may not find the best deals and offers available. Firms looking for cheap business electricity suppliers Indeed, while firms looking for cheap business electricity suppliers may use the sites, they may be surprised to find that they have to give more details when speaking with the supplier since they will need a bespoke deal. That’s because suppliers can only give an indication of the rates on these comparison websites and they will need to make a detailed offer when contacted. The flipside to having someone spend their time and energy finding a cheaper energy supplier is to utilise the expertise of those who understand how the business energy market works and can access the latest deals and tariffs. This will mean speaking with the helpful advisers at D-Energi. Market for cheap business gas deals On top of looking for good business electricity deals, the team can also look at the market for cheap business gas deals as well. It should be highlighted at this point that firms cannot get access to dual fuel deals that they can for their domestic supply and they may find they have to use separate suppliers for their gas and electricity needs. Indeed, it will soon become apparent that the tariffs for business energy work rather differently to those being offered to domestic consumers and the prices being charged vary from day-to-day. The business energy market is volatile for several reasons and it helps to have advice and guidance to find the best deals possible. Also, some firms will also be looking to compare business energy prices and they may have half hourly meters installed which means they have raw data for a potential supplier to appreciate the need to deliver a better deal.   For more help and advice on how to find cheap business energy suppliers, then speak with the team at D-Energi who will be pleased to help.
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21 Jun

How Business Can Switch Energy Suppliers Easily

by Simon Thompson
 
For many businesses looking to switch energy suppliers easily, the main incentive is for them to enjoy cheaper bills and lower overheads. Indeed, for some organisations the difference between making a profit and loss may come down to reducing their energy costs. Despite this opportunity, the energy sector’s regulator Ofgem says most firms haven’t bothered switching and are now missing out on huge cost savings. It also helps that firms can sign a contract for a fixed rate, usually for a year, though some contracts can run for two and even up to five years. This means they will be able to fix their energy prices which will be of benefit for their cash flow forecasts. Making the energy switch When it comes to making the energy switch, the process itself is straightforward and the firm will need to source a new supplier who is offering prices they find attractive. There is no loss of energy supply during the switchover process itself. It should also be appreciated that for those firms who have never switched energy supplier or have moved to new premises, they will be probably paying ‘deemed’ rates. This is an out of contract rate which can be an expensive position for a firm to be in; the out of contract rates are usually much higher than in-contract rates. However, if the firm doesn’t switch suppliers they may be automatically rolled onto these deemed contracts and may not appreciate just how much extra they are paying for their energy supply. Issues to consider when switching energy suppliers There are also other issues to consider when switching energy suppliers and these will include the firm’s location and the amount of energy they use. On top of this, the price they pay for a contract will also depend on their type of business, the length of contract they choose to sign for and, of course, the supplier as well. While this may appear to be a complicated and confusing marketplace, it is a simple one to negotiate though it does help having experts. This may mean speaking with the experts at D-Energi who have the expertise and experience to source cheaper energy deals for businesses of all shapes and sizes.   The D-Energi team can also explain how businesses can switch energy suppliers easily and discuss the potential savings that can be made.
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