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26 Jan

How to Switch Between Half Hourly Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 

Getting a great deal on your business energy costs may mean your firm will need to switch between half hourly electricity suppliers to achieve this.

This is easier than it sounds and can be done seamlessly while lowering overheads at the same time.

But, there will be firms looking for a cheaper business electricity supply who may not appreciate what the term ‘half-hour electricity suppliers’ means.

Half hourly electricity meters installed

Essentially, large business users of electricity will have half hourly electricity meters installed on their premises so the data of your usage will be sent automatically to the supplier.

Obviously, this data is sent every 30 minutes and some electricity suppliers may refer to the meter as being an ‘HH meter’ – both terms mean the same thing.

There are some positive reasons for having a half hourly meter installed, though for many firms they are now mandatory, and best one reason is that your electricity usage will be monitored.

This is helpful for a potential new supplier because they can easily find out when your peak periods of use are and then tailor their offering to meet this need. The bills that follow will also be accurate and remove the need for estimated bills and for someone to read your business meter.

Supplier will offer half hourly electricity prices

By knowing how much energy you use, and when, means the supplier will offer half hourly electricity prices that will tend to be cheaper than your current supplier is offering.

It helps too that there is software available for businesses to work out when they are using electricity and they can use their HH meter data for this.

In addition, as well as getting cheaper prices for half hourly electricity means a firm can also access prices for several premises more easily if they need to.

This may mean that the supplier will offer an even cheaper rate to meet your business electricity needs.

Prompt a business to investigate where it is using its energy

The HH meter data may also prompt a business to investigate where it is using its energy – an energy consultancy service can also do this – so your usage levels will fall.

This will have an impact on your bills and you’ll be able to boost your green credentials too by not wasting energy during the day.

 

If you need to know more about how to switch between half hourly electricity suppliers, then it’s time to contact D-Energi who can find the best offers and also deal with the switchover process to ensure there’s no loss of supply between suppliers.