Business Energy Management
When you have decided that it is time to do something about your company’s growing electricity bill, it is time to begin thinking about Business Energy Management. This is one of the first major changes that must take place for all companies, especially in today’s world where electricity consumption is at an all time high. This is actually the foundation for saving money on electricity bills, which is referred to as ‘green’ energy.
In order to find out if it is right for my business, I first need to identify all my energy requirements. For most companies with relatively simple needs this is generally done quite quickly, by comparing online quotes. But for more complex companies, particularly those having to deal with more complex electricity requirements, will require the services of a professional business energy consultant, procurement manager or procurement expert to help get the best deal on supplies. An example might be a company operating a steam boiler, requiring many kilowatts of electricity per year, or a nuclear power plant, requiring tens of megawatts of electricity for its operation.
compared against similar suppliers
The next step is then to identify which suppliers offer the most competitive prices. A good way of doing this is to check their online tariff pages. These can often be compared against similar suppliers in your area, giving you a good indication as to how their deals compare to those of your competitors. Tariffs can also be compared using a ‘tariff finder’ tool, which is available from almost any supplier.
Once you have identified a number of potential energy suppliers, you should then start looking at how they provide their services. This is done by looking at their websites. Most suppliers will have a dedicated website outlining their services, features and pricing, whereas some are more generalized about their offerings. Either way, it is vital that you identify exactly what you need before settling on one provider over another.
nearby coal or gas power station
It is important to remember that the majority of UK businesses still generate their own electricity, either through an on-site generation unit, solar power or hydroelectricity. For businesses that generate all their own electricity, it is imperative that they consider where their energy comes from. In most cases this will be from a nearby coal or gas power station, but in some cases a windmill or solar panel may be required. If you have to take this into consideration when comparing business electricity prices, it may well be worthwhile having your supplier provide a quote for the equipment necessary in order to save money. This may be the best available deal.
As previously stated, when comparing prices between businesses the key to success is to identify what you require from your utility. If you simply require a basic service and are not overly concerned about how you are billed, then it will be far easier to identify which of the many UK utility suppliers can offer you a price that suits your specific business and your budget. By using a combination of different types of technology, as well as utilising effective and efficient gas and electricity suppliers, it should be possible to reduce the cost of running your business and ultimately reduce your bills.