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23 Jan

How to Carry Out A Business Electricity Comparison

by Simon Thompson

Since electricity is a key utility for most firms and organisations, it’s important to carry out a business electricity comparison exercise to ensure you’re not overpaying for this.

There are simple steps needed when looking for a new business electricity supplier and how to switch to their service.

Firstly, finding the best tariff deal that will meet your firm’s needs can be tricky but using the expertise and experience of D-Energi means the process becomes much simpler.

You will need to appreciate that when you compare business electricity prices there are several factors that suppliers will take into account including the size of your premises, the number of people in there and how much electricity you consume.

The location of your business will also have an effect on the prices being charged.

A business energy comparison

The other big issue when a firm undertakes a business energy comparison is understanding how the bills are made up.

This means there is a need to appreciate that the ‘unit cost’ is the amount paid per unit of electricity or gas that is used by a business. It’s measured in kilowatt hours or kWh.

There’s also a standing charge, which is the fee levied every day to help maintain the National Grid and cover the costs for delivering electricity and gas to your premises.

Business gas comparison exercise

As with sourcing a new electricity provider, when you begin a business gas comparison exercise you will have to appreciate that the energy prices being quoted are based on wholesale costs.

However, these will vary from day-to-day and they can be difficult to predict and will, inevitably, increase during cold winter months.

Essentially, while business prices tend to be less expensive than for our homes do not forget VAT is charged at 20% and not at 5% as for domestic dwellings.

You also need to appreciate the difference between a fixed rate and a flexible tariff when you begin a comparison exercise but you could access the experience of a team that deals with this issue every day.

The other big advantage for doing so is that they will have access to every supplier and will be able to get the best prices when doing so.

This means contacting the friendly team at D-Energi who can help you carry out a business electricity comparison, and also for gas, to ensure you access the best deal possible to meet your everyday business needs.