Business Energy Guide to Switching

Comparing business energy prices online for a better energy deal for your business

Despite sharing the same generation, transmission and distribution networks, business electricity is not the same as domestic electricity. It’s also the same for gas.

Business energy contracts are always different to domestic energy contracts, no matter how big or small the premises are. Commercial energy contracts are set up differently, resulting in businesses having to pay different rates for both electricity and gas.

For larger companies, you could even be charged a half-hourly rate of electricity. Half-hourly electricity readings are mandatory for corporations using at least 100,000 kWh of electricity each year.

Additionally, some businesses might have multiple meters installed for more accurate energy readings. Moreover, and unlike domestic energy supply, commercial energy tariffs do not come with dual fuel options.

Although there are clear differences between domestic and business energy, they have one at least one common denominator. If your energy supplier has not been switched for a while, you’re probably paying far more than you should be.

If you haven’t compared business energy quotes or switched supplier in a while, it’s probably time to search for the best business energy prices for your business.

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How you can switch business energy supplier

The quickest method of switching your business energy supplier is online. And with our platform, switching your business energy for both gas and electric could not be easier.

100% online, simply start by entering your postcode and our smart grid technology will identify your business meter data, allowing us to prepare your proposals. We’re connected to both the gas and electricity grids, so the data we receive is based on your real consumption, so your proposals are as accurate as possible.

Then we’ll carry out comparisons from a huge range of business energy suppliers to find the best tariffs they can offer you. We’ll sort them by best price and contract term, ranging from one to five years. You can easily review the full price breakdown for each offer, making the selection process frustration-free. Each contract proposal can be inspected to identify the unit rates and standing charges so you know exactly how much you’re payingBut we’ve still got an offline channel available if you do want to call us for a bespoke quote. Call our business energy experts for free on 0330 0300 200, or you can leave your details on our Contact page and we can give you a call back.

What should your energy cost you? How much will I typically use?

The tables below will give you an indication of how much consumption of electricity and gas businesses will use depending on their size. Within each category, different sectors will have different needs.

All figures are provided by the statistical data set release from BEIS for gas and electricity prices in the non-domestic sector

What is the average business electricity consumption?

Business SizeLow End (kWh)High End (kWh)
Micro5,00015,000
Small15,00025,000
Medium25,00050,000
*Large75,000125,000
*Industrial200,000+ 300,000

*If your business is classified as Large or Industrial, you might use more than 100,000 kWh of electricity a year. If so, suppliers will class you as a large business and your supply is managed differently. To find out more, we provide bespoke quotations for larger businesses, with access to a wide range of business energy suppliers. You can call our business energy experts for free on 0330 0300 200, or you can leave your details on our Contact page and we can give you a call back.

What is the average business gas consumption?

Business SizeLow End (kWh)High End (kWh)
Micro10,00020,000
Small25,00040,000
Medium45,00060,000

How much could you save by switching your business energy?

Your savings will depend on your previous deal, the size of your company, your typicalconsumption and your overall energy efficiency. On average, microbusinesses who switch with us save around £179 per year.

Get your no-obligation quote now in just ten seconds to find out exactly how much your business could save.

Need help choosing a plan, or want to make an enquiry?

We are always available for any help and assistance you may need, or to answer any queries. Give us a call, or if you prefer email simply use our form.

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