How to find out who supplies your business energy
You might not know where to start if you’re looking to find out who your gas and electric suppliers are.
Here, we will give you an informative guide with all the information you need to check who your current energy suppliers are. It’s important to find out your gas and electric suppliers to ensure their energy deals are right for you.
Who supplies your energy? Why is it important?
Sometimes, you just might not have information on who is supplying your business energy. For instance, you might have just moved offices or into new commercial premises. In most cases, you won’t know who is supplying your gas and electricity until your bill is due.
What’s the problem with waiting for your energy bill?
It might not sound like anything major, but there are issues with waiting for a bill to check who your energy supplier is. For example, you could end up paying for business energy that you didn’t consume from previous occupants.
Another point to consider is whether you’re on a ‘deemed contract’ with the previous occupant’s energy supplier. This is most likely the case, until you arrange a new business energy contract at your new site.
A deemed contract typically starts when businesses move into new premises and consume gas, electricity, or both, without agreeing a contract with a supplier.
Around 10 per cent of micro-businesses are on deemed contracts. It’s vital that they are aware that prices on these contracts are on average 80 per cent more than rates charged in a negotiated contract.
If you are on a deemed contract you should shop around and compare supplier offers for a new energy contract, as you could make significant savings.
Knowing who your energy supplier is and what tariff you are on allows you to compare their tariffs with the rest of the market which prevents you from overpaying on your gas and electric.
So how can I find out who supplies my energy?
Most of the time, landlords, letting agents or previous owners will be able to tell you who your energy suppliers are.
Energy companies usually send letters addressed to ‘the Occupier’ if the previous occupants have informed them that they are moving out. The letter usually provides details of the current energy deal and who the current energy supplier is.
Sometime though, this information cannot be retrieved, and the previous residents didn’t inform their suppliers about their move. In this case, Ofgem advises the use of the services below to help find your energy suppliers.
Who is my gas supplier?
So, you’ve just set up in a new commercial property. But you’ve no idea how to find out who supplies your business gas. The landlord can’t tell you and the previous occupants haven’t informed suppliers. Don’t worry.
You can find out who supplies your gas by phoning the Meter Number Helpline on 0870 608 1524. Calls to this number will cost 7p per minute plus your phone provider’s access charge.
Alternatively, you can also the price comparison website BusinessEnergyQuotes.com, which uses just a postcode to identify your business’ Meter Number. The service uses smart data which bases comparisons on actual energy consumption from that meter.
It’s important to know your supplier so you can contact them to discuss your tariffs. Then you can start to compare quotes to see if you can get a better price.
Using an energy consultancy such as Northern Gas and Power or price comparison websites such as BusinessEnergyQuotes.com takes this stress away, as they’ll communicate with suppliers directly, ensuring you’re always on the best possible deal for your business.
Who is my electricity supplier?
You might not know your electricity provider either. In this instance, you can use the Energy Networks Association postcode search tool.
They’ll help you get in touch with your regional distribution network operator (DNO). The DNO is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure that connects homes, businesses and other organisations in your area to the electricity transmission network.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with Northern Gas and Power, an energy consultancy who are able to communicate directly with suppliers on your behalf. There are always price comparison websites such as BusinessEnergyQuotes.com, who only need a postcode to help you compare business energy tariffs.
Will switching my business energy supplier save me money?
It’s very likely that you could switch business energy suppliers to make savings. If you’re on a deemed contract like 10 per cent of small businesses, you’re paying almost 80 per cent more than a negotiated contract, or on a fixed-term or competitive variable rate.
For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of various contract plans, visit for FAQs page on BusinessEnergyQuotes.com.
It’s vital to be aware of your energy supplier and the rates you’re paying. You should periodically check on BusinessEnergyQuotes.com to compare your deals against the providers on the market. This will ensure you’re never overpaying for your energy.
How do I switch?
Switching couldn’t be simpler with BusinessEnergyQuotes.com. You don’t actually need to contact anyone! Simply enter your postcode to compare quotes from the market. Comparing quotes takes just 10 seconds, with contracts provided within 3 minutes. Our service team looks after the administration, letting you get back to business.