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4 May

Understanding Your Business Electricity Rates per kWh

by Simon Thompson

There are several reasons why you should understand your business electricity rates per kWh and the main one is to access cheaper prices from another provider.

Firstly, for those firms and organisations that may not be aware, energy suppliers will measure how much energy they supply to your premises as a unit of unit of energy, known as kilowatt hour – or kWh.

For example, for boiling a kettle of water for cups of tea, for every 10 boils of that kettle, you will use 1 kWh of energy.

But the kilowatt hour rate is only part of the bill from your business electricity supplier and though it’s an important element, it’s not the only thing you should be focusing on.

Business energy prices per kWh

That’s because you’re business energy prices per kWh consist of two elements:

  • The kilowatt-hour charge

As mentioned earlier, this is the unit of measurement for how much electricity you use

  • The standing charge

This is a daily cost for the maintaining of the National Grid and delivering electricity to your premises.

To understand your electricity bill, you will need to look at both the standing charge and kilowatt hour charges so you can then analyse what your costs are.

When it comes to switching suppliers, the new provider will look at a range of issues including the size and type of the business and industry you are in and what other fuels you are using.

Also, the location of your business is also important and the length of contract being offered will have an impact on prices as well.

Compare energy prices

All of these issues are important when you want to compare energy prices since the standing charge and kWh price may vary hugely between providers.

However, while a potential supplier may offer a lower kilowatt-hour price, their standard charge maybe more so the overall costs may not be that different. You will need to pay attention to these elements to ensure you actually move to a cheaper contract.

Another issue to consider is that you will be needing separate quotes from electricity and gas providers since it’s not possible to get a dual fuel deal.


An easy way to understand your business electricity rates per kWh is to speak with the D-Energi team and have them explain the differences and then ask them to source a cheaper energy provider – which they can do for you in just a few minutes.