Commercial Electricity Rates: Finding the Best Deal
Posted on Jul 14, 2016
The majority of businesses require considerable more electricity than the average home. This can work in your favour as it can enhance your negotiation price with your commercial energy supplier – in most cases.
Finding the perfect deal for your commercial electricity rates can be quite tedious and time consuming.
As a result you will find that most businesses use a specialised energy broker experienced in energy negotiation, which is understandable. However most energy brokers will typically add in a margin on the unit rates and standing charge so they can generate a commission on the energy a businesses may consume. Therefore the most reliable way to getting the best deal is by directly calling commercial energy suppliers yourself and shopping around. You may be surprised about the fact that by speaking to a commercial energy supplier direct, like ourselves, you may able to get better commercial electricity rates.
D-ENERGi is a direct commercial energy supplier, fill in our quote form and receive a free, honest quote from us. No hassle, no obligation. To do this, click here. Or if you would prefer to talk to us direct, call on 0800 781 7626. We are a leading commercial independent energy supplier based in the heart of Manchester. A small energy supplier working under the radar of the big six for over 15 years. We know how it feels when you are being passed from pillar to post and having to endure long waiting times when trying to resolve a customer query, which is why we have a 3 ring guarantee to all our customers.
All energy suppliers will try and persuade you to allow them to supply your business electricity, but we want to ensure you that with a D-ENERGi quote you will feel no pressure – it is completely your decision, only you know what is best for your business and its energy needs.
In the 1990’s a deregulation occurred which changed the game. Both domestic and business energy customers all over the UK can become a customer to the energy supplier of your choice. Once you switch suppliers, the only change you will notice is a different company logo on your bill and considerably lower charges.
The ‘Big 6’ energy suppliers admittedly supply the majority of businesses in the UK but if you shop around, you should notice smaller, less popular suppliers could help you and your business save amounts you wouldn’t believe – it’s worth switching your investigation mode on!
Comparing the prices for electricity can and will help you find what it is exactly that you need for finding the cheapest rates. Proceed with the following steps to learn how to compare electricity rates to the best of your ability:
- Find a recent if not the most recent electricity bill from your current supplier.
- Look around for a trusted electricity price comparison site, ensure the site you find offers you a whole market view, some of them will only show you plans you can switch to via their company
- Fill in the data captures with your electricity usage details as requested – this is so you can receive the most accurate results which are specific to your region and consumption
- Review your electricity comparison results – switching online could save you hundreds or you may just be checking to see how your current electricity plan compares to the rest of the market.
- Enjoy your savings!
Businesses throughout the UK are becoming more and more aware of how important it is to find ways to lower their expenditure and make cuts. Key to this could be finding ways to improve energy efficiency in the workplace by saving on business energy. Here are D-ENERGi’s five tips to achieve this:
Think About Your Business Electricity Practices
You’ll be surprised but making sure that lights, computers, monitors and any other electric equipment in the office is turned off and not on standby at the end of the work day can save you a big chunk of change. Even something as simple as turning the radiators in your building down a single notch or ensuring the air conditioning isn’t blowing fully can see big savings across the board.
Review Your Energy Tariff
Few businesses have the time or energy to put into looking for an alternative energy supply when their contract is due for renewal. As the premier business to business gas and electricity supplier, D-ENERGi are available to consolidate your energy supply into one single, hassle free payment which can result in huge savings.
Inform Your Staff
It’s imperative that your staff are made aware of the importance of being energy efficient. Engaging with your staff – whether via a talk or signs and posters around the premises – can ensure they understand why turning off lights and appliances can help the business become greener.
If your business has tried to put some of these measures in place but staff are still forgetting to switch off, asking for a volunteer Energy Champion could be a great idea. The onus will be on them to ensure that everything is off at the end of the day and can also be responsible for you meeting energy saving targets.
Maintain Your Premises
Ensuring your business premises is in great condition can mean big savings for your business. This means that draughty windows are replaced with double glazing, doors are fitted to keep the cold out and heat in, and leaky taps and pipes are secured. Making these subtle changes can result in big savings on your energy bills.
Just making these simple changes across your business premises can result in big savings. D-ENERGi are always available to provide advice and assistance on all areas of energy saving, so get in touch with our team today to find out more.
Looking for a business gas quote? Fed up of long waiting times. Why not give us a try, you may not of heard of us before but our customers love us. Rated within the top 5 gas suppliers on Trustpilot. View our meet our customers page. We have been supplying business gas for 15 years based in the heart of Manchester. We are a small family energy business and not part of the Big Six – we can not only match their business gas quote rates, but on most occasions beat them.
Our friendly UK based call centre will guarantee your call to be answered in a maximum of five rings and no long waiting times.
We offer a friendly and personalised service, account managers are dedicated solemnly to you so any query or issue you may have is dealt with by an expert. This way we have built a loyal growing portfolio of hotels, care homes, schools who all use us as their preferred business gas supplier.
Managing your finances in your business is important and is something that cannot be dealt with light heartedly. This is what drives us to give you the best fixed prices we can offer. With a fixed price business gas quote from D-ENERGi, you know specifically how much you will pay on your gas bill every single month.
You may now be thinking why should I get a business gas quote from D-ENERGi? We have had plenty of practise forging the best energy deals and in negotiating exclusive deals higher up the supply chain so we can pass the savings on to you.
Click here to get a free no obligation business gas quote from D-ENERGi or call 0800 781 7626.